Salmonella in raw chicken sickens 92 people

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 18, 2018

The outbreak strain has been identified in live chickens and raw chicken products, not from any one supplier, health officials said.

At least 21 people have been hospitalized.

New Jersey (9 cases) and MA (9 cases) are among the worst hit of the 29 states in the outbreak of the multidrug-resistant strain, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said. So far, no deaths have been reported.

As an investigation continues, the CDC said the source remains unclear. Avoid feeding your pets raw chicken products as well. The CDC is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the strain and work with the chicken industry to reduce contamination. The people who became sick reported buying different types of brands and types of chicken products.

The CDC said testing shows that the outbreak strain of salmonella is resistant to multiple antibiotics that may be used to treat people with severe a salmonella infection.

Always handle raw chicken carefully and cook it thoroughly to prevent food poisoning. All utensils and surfaces that come in contact with raw chicken must also be disinfected.

Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria.

Most people infected with Salmonella recover without treatment, though in rare cases, antibiotics are needed for treatment.

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