Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken — CDC

Henrietta Strickland
October 19, 2018

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.

In order to avoid being sick, the CDC says to wash your hands before working with food. This particular strain of salmonella has been found in both live chickens and raw chicken products, which the CDC says could mean it is "widespread in the chicken industry".

Salmonella bacteria live in chickens and other animals and raw chicken, as well as eggs, are common sources.

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is monitoring the outbreak, and the CDC's investigation is ongoing.

General ways you can prevent Salmonella infection include good handwashing and cooking chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F.

A salmonella outbreak likely related to raw chicken has spread across the country, sickening at least five people in IL since the spring, officials announced Wednesday.

Those who have fallen ill reported eating different types and brands of chicken products purchased from many different locations, according to researchers.

CDC does not recommend feeding raw diets to pets.

Most people infected with salmonella get diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps within 3 days of exposure.

Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and be more severe.

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