Salmonella From Eggs: Outbreak Sickens 35, Hospitalizes 11

Faith Castro
May 15, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 35 people were admitted to the hospital from the nine states where salmonella outbreak was encountered: Colorado, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Florida, North and SC.

The FDA is advising consumers not to eat recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm.

Rose Acre Farms told the Washington Post in a statement that they were "disheartened by the additional illnesses".

The eggs were sold under the brand names Country Daybreak; Crystal Farms; Coburn Farms; Sunshine Farms; Publix; Sunups; Glenview; Great Value; as well as at Walmart and Food Lion stores. Virginia and NY have the most number of reported cases with eight each, while Pennsylvania has five cases so far, and North Carolina has five.

The CDC says 11 people have been hospitalized due to the outbreak, but no deaths have been reported.

"State and local health officials continue to interview ill people to ask about the foods they ate and other exposures they had before they became ill".

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Dozens of people across nine states have contracted salmonella from a rogue batch of eggs.

If you think you may have purchased eggs involved in this recall, check your carton for plant number P-1065 with the date range of 011 through date of 102, the FDA says. In response, the government prohibited the company from selling eggs from three IN farms where the contaminated eggs originated and required expensive cleanups that threatened to put the company out of business. It can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain among healthy people, but can lead to fatal infections among children younger than 5, adults older than 65 and those with weak immune systems.

Initially, the FDA indicated in April that 22 illnesses had been reported.

Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The New Jersey case was reported in the first announcement about the outbreak on April 16.

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