The number of salmonella infections linked to cucumbers continues to soar with a US health agency reporting 558 cases yesterday, a figure that’s 140 more than just a week prior. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…Three people in- Arizona, California, and Texas – have died in the ongoing outbreak. The growing number of cases comes despite efforts to recall cucumbers tied to the outbreak that has already touched 33 states. Salmonella Poona causes the same symptoms as the regular subtype of ailment, including nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramping. Infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable.