Salmonella sickens dozens of people across nearly 30 states

<p>Salmonella from raw chicken has sickened 92 people across 29 states, including New Jersey.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 18, 2018, 9:53 AM

Updated 2,051 days ago

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Salmonella from raw chicken has sickened 92 people across 29 states, including New Jersey.
The strain is showing up in pet food, whole chickens, ground chicken, and even some live animals.
But, according to the CDC, the strain of salmonella that is spreading is resistant to many antibiotics.
Twenty-one people have been hospitalized, including nine in New Jersey.
The CDC says they haven't found a particular supplier, but warn consumers to always cook chicken thoroughly to destroy any bacteria.
The outbreak started back in January, but a new round of tests were positive in September.
Symptoms typically appear 12 to 72 hours after contact with the bacteria, including stomach pain, cramping, diarrhea, and fever.
No deaths have been reported.
This year has seen several serious salmonella outbreaks.
Earlier this month, more than six million pounds of beef were recalled from a plant in Arizona.
Fourteen people were hospitalized.
Over the summer, Kellogg's Honeysmacks cereal sickened 135 people.
The company recalled all affected batches.
The CDC issued a warning nearly a month after the cases started, saying new illnesses were appearing because consumers hadn't thrown the cereal away.
Dried coconut, chicken salad, and raw sprouts were all other sources for Salmonella this year.


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