State Department of Health announced on
people should not
consume any form of kratom because it could be contaminated with
infection is very serious, and it is important that people avoid
consuming products that contain kratom because it could make you
sick,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist.
for Disease Control and Prevention and
Food and Drug Administration are
currently investigating a Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom
products in 27 states, including Washington state.
Three people in Washington state have been affected by this outbreak
a plant consumed throughout the world for its stimulant effects and
as an opioid substitute. It’s typically brewed into a tea,
chewed, smoked, or ingested in capsules.
is also known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketum, and Biak.
Consumers who have symptoms of Salmonella should
their health care provider. If you are diagnosed
be sure to tell your health care provider about all products you may
be using, including products reported to contain kratom. Consumers
should be aware that some products might not list kratom on the
Anyone can get Salmonella, but these groups are most at risk for
information about Salmonella can be found on the DOH’s
Salmonella web page.