An Orange fruit vine has died of a salmonella infection, according to the Orange County Health Department.
The Orange County Food Safety and Inspection Agency confirmed on Tuesday that the Orange-Vine, a popular fruit grown in Orange County, had tested positive for salmonellosis, the health department said in a news release.
A person who ate a Salmonella-infected Orange fruit, such as the one consumed by the woman in question, can transmit the bacteria to others through direct contact with food.
It can be passed from person to person, or through the air.
The disease is transmitted through droplets, droplets of water and saliva.
Salmonella is the cause of serious illness in about two-thirds of Americans, according a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered all orange and fruit-flavored food items to be tested for salinity, and those that tested positive will be recalled.
The agency said it is not yet issuing any recalls.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.