January 20, 2019

Drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken in 29 states — CDC

21 October 2018, 03:00 | Rodolfo Wallace

A Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Has Been Reported in 29 States–Here's What to Know

Raw chicken causing Salmonella outbreak in Pennsylvania and 28 states

A drug-resistant form of salmonella has been linked to raw chicken products that caused infections in 92 people in 29 states.

Investigators have identified the outbreak strain in raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products, and live chickens, indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry.

New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have had the most reported cases of salmonella, according to a chart released by the CDC.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now investigating the outbreak and reported 21 hospitalizations so far, though no deaths have been reported.

The CDC is urging consumers to cook chicken thoroughly and to wash your hands before and after you handle food. The chicken is not coming from one source that they have been able to identify.

The CDC said it was working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and representatives from the chicken industry to discuss steps that they might take to reduce Salmonella contamination.

Most people infected with Salmonella recover without treatment, though in rare cases, antibiotics are needed for treatment.

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WGS analysis indicated that the Salmonella in the human samples was closely related to the Salmonella from the products at the processing facilities, indicating that the individuals in the outbreak likely became sick from handling or consuming raw chicken. At least 21 people have been hospitalized.

Most people infected with salmonella get diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps within 3 days of exposure.

Washing raw poultry and other raw meats before cooking is not advised - as germs can spread to other kitchen surfaces or utensils.

Use separate cutting boards for meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables.

More information can be found on the CDC website.

The good news is that all chicken is safe to eat once it has been thoroughly cooked.

If you're raising chickens, CDC says avoid cuddling and dressing them up so you don't end up being exposed to harmful bacteria.

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