Raw chicken causing Salmonella outbreak in Pennsylvania and 28 states

Faith Castro
October 21, 2018

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an antibiotic-resistant salmonella strain responsible for the illnesses was found in live chickens as well as in many types of raw chicken products, indicating that it might be widespread in the chicken industry. Those who have been affected live in California, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maine, Washington, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama.

So far, 21 people have been hospitalized by the chicken outbreak and no one was been reported sick by the salad.

Until the source of the outbreak can be identified, maybe this is a good time to try that fish taco recipe you've had pinned for a few months.

In order to avoid being sick, the CDC says to wash your hands before working with food.

Almost a hundred people have become ill from Salmonella linked to raw chicken.

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The CDC has called the rise in infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria "a global threat", saying at least 23,000 people die yearly and 2 million become infected in the US alone.

Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 105, with a median age of 36. All the products such as chicken breasts, whole chicken, chicken burger should be cooked in the temperature of 165F so that bacteria will be killed throroughly. Wipe down surfaces that have come into contact with raw meat, and use a separate cutting board.

Both the CDC and the USDA are monitoring the outbreak and will provide more information as they become available.

As the disease is spreading through the consumption of infected chicken so make sure if you are bringing chicken then cook the raw chicken properly so that no germs would be able to survive and infect you.

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