Dozens Fall Ill In Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chicken

Dozens Fall Ill In Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chicken

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the outbreak has been reported in 29 states, including in and IL. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety of raw chicken products including pet food, chicken pieces, ground pieces and whole chickens. Other cases were in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

According to the CDC, as of October 17, 92 people have been reported sick from 29 states, including Florida, and 21 people have been hospitalized.

The CDC has not identified a common source of contaminated chicken. The CDC continues to investigate the outbreak.

The CDC and U.S. Department of Agriculture have shared the information with chicken industry officials.

According to the announcement, at least 92 people across 29 states have reported illness after coming into contact with some form of raw chicken.

Salmonella's symptoms usually start 12 to 72 hours after a person comes into contact with the unsafe bacteria, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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The patients have all been infected with a drug-resistant strain of salmonella.

Those with salmonella typically report symptons including diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

29 people have been hospitalized from the illness, but no one has died.

Don't spread germs from raw chicken around food preparation: Don't wash raw poultry before cooking; germs can splash around your kitchen.

Use separate cutting boards for meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables. The CDC says you should not wash chicken before you cook it, as doing so can spread germs to other surfaces.

The best way to destroy the bacteria is to make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly and safely to the temperature of 165-degrees.

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