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A Salmonella Outbreak From An Unknown Food Source Sickens People In 36 states, And The Number Of Cases Is Growing.


NEXSTAR (NEXSTAR) – As confirmed cases of salmonella infections continue to rise across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has yet to identify the source of a multistate outbreak.

As of Thursday, the CDC had confirmed 592 cases across 36 states as being linked to the outbreak.The actual number of cases is “likely much higher” than 592, according to the CDC, because many sick people recover without seeking medical care or testing. The outbreak may also spread to more than 36 states for the same reason.As of Thursday, no deaths had been linked to the outbreak, but at least 116 people had been hospitalised as a result of it.According to Thursday’s update, illnesses linked to this specific strain of Salmonella Oranienburg began sickening people as early as May 31. Infections have been confirmed in children as young as one and adults as old as 97.

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The CDC has not yet identified a food source associated with the outbreak. Officials said in a previous update in mid-September that this strain was discovered inside a takeout condiment cup containing cilantro, lime, and onions. Because the takeout container contained other foods, the CDC stated at the time that it was impossible to determine which ingredient or component was contaminated.In subsequent updates, the CDC has made no further comment on this discovery.Because the source has not been identified, the CDC advises the public to use all applicable food safety precautions when washing, cooking, or eating foods that may cause food poisoning.

Cases have been reported in the 36 states listed below:

Texas has 149.Oklahoma has 92 points.54th state of VirginiaMaryland (45)34 IllinoisWisconsin has 24 counties. Minnesota is ranked 22nd.Arkansas has 12 points.North Carolina has 11 points.Massachusetts has eleven.Tennessee: tenMissouri: tenKansas: tenMichigan is ranked ninth.Kentucky has 9 points.8 in New MexicoNebraska is ranked eighth.California is ranked eighth.South Dakota: 7 pointsPennsylvania is ranked sixth.6 Ohio5th Avenue, New York5 for New JerseyNorth Dakota: 4 Florida: 54 in LouisianaConnecticut received four points.Utah has three points.3 South CarolinaIowa has three points.3 AlabamaOregon is ranked second.Mississippi has two.Georgia: 2; Indiana: 1.Colorado is ranked first.The CDC is still looking into the cause of the outbreak. According to a representative for the agency, the outbreak will not be considered over until case numbers return to what “investigators normally expect.

“The CDC, on the other hand, estimates that salmonella bacteria cause approximately 1.3 million infections each year. Salmonella symptoms can appear up to six days after consuming contaminated food and include diarrhoea, fever, stomach cramps, and possible nausea, vomiting, or headache. Those experiencing more severe symptoms, such as dehydration, prolonged vomiting, prolonged diarrhoea, or diarrhoea with a fever of more than 102 degrees F, should seek medical attention immediately.


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