CDC Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Chicken [US]


US FlagUS/Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") LogoThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), an Atlanta, Georgia based health promotion and disease prevention authority, issues a final update into the multidrug-resistant Salmonella Outbreak linked to Raw Chicken products that is known to have sickened at least 129 people in at least 17 US states, a serious public health and safety hazard.

CDC: http://ht.ly/7eNU30nNUsd

Direct link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/s0221-chicken-salmonella-outbreak.html

Additional information:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) reports this investigation into the latest Salmonella outbreak is over, but illnesses could continue because this Salmonella strain appears to be widespread in the Chicken industry.

Additional information is as follows:

  • Since the last update on October 17, 2018, an additional 37 ill people have been reported, bringing the total number of cases to 129 from 32 US states
  • Twenty-five (25) people were known to have been hospitalized, including one (1) reported death in New York.
  • The outbreak strain of Salmonella was found in live Chickens and in many types of Raw Chicken products, indicating it might be widespread in the Chicken industry.
  • A single, common supplier of Raw Chicken products or of Live Chickens was not identified. In interviews, sickened people reported eating different types and brands of Chicken products purchased from many different locations.
  • The Outbreak strain was identified in Raw Chicken products for humans, Raw Chicken Pet Food and also Live Chickens.
  • Testing shows that the outbreak strain of Salmonella is resistant to multiple antibiotics that may be used to treat people with severe Salmonella infection. Advice for healthcare providers can be found in CDC’s Advice to Clinicians web page: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/infantis-10-18/advice.html.
  • Both the CDC and USDA-FSIS have shared this information with representatives from the turkey industry and requested that they take steps to reduce Salmonella contamination in Chickens.

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