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1 dead, 164 sick in salmonella from raw turkey, CDC says



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64 were sick in a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention they said Thursday.

The epidemic has lasted for a year now and 63 people have been sick enough to be hospitalized, the CDC said. The person who died was in California.

"The epidemic strain of Salmonella Reading has been identified in various raw turkey products, including ground turkey and turkey," the CDC said.

"The epidemic strain was found in raw turkeys of turkeys and live turkeys, indicating that it could be widespread in the turkey industry."

So far, the CDC has uncovered the same bacterium responsible for the & # 39; epidemic in 22 slaughterhouses and seven turkey processing facilities.

turkey will completely destroy salmonella and other food-borne germs, the CDC advises.

There is also an ongoing investigation into a different strain of salmonella linked to raw chicken products. In addition, Duncan Hines recalled some cake mixes due to the potential salmonella contamination that made five people sick.

In 2011, an epidemic of a different strain of salmonella bound to ground turkey made 129 people sick and killed one.

"Most people with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to bacteria," the CDC said. "The disease usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment."

Salmonella is a very common cause of food poisoning. About 1.2 million people are sick every year, they put 23,000 in the hospital and kill 450 people in the United States


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