Antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella sickens people in 29 states, including Massachusetts

19 October, 2018, 08:24 | Author: Kara Nash
  • CDC: Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Kentucky

Almost 100 people in 29 states have become sick from antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

The CDC has not pinpointed the common supplier at this time.

The CDC said on Thursday that it is seeing 92 cases of salmonella from raw chicken products, including everything from pet food to chicken tenders. So far, 21 people have been hospitalized, but there have been no related deaths. That means it could be widespread in the chicken industry.

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. The CDC says you should not wash chicken before you cook it, as doing so can spread germs to other surfaces.

- There is an outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella in 29 states including NY and New Jersey.

Many types of raw chicken from a variety of places are making people sick, the agency reported.


Those infected by salmonella often develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food, and the illness usually lasts four to seven days, according to the health department.

As an investigation continues, the CDC said the source remains unclear.

This outbreak is a reminder to follow food safety guidelines.

The CDC said testing shows that the outbreak strain of salmonella is resistant to multiple antibiotics that may be used to treat people with severe a salmonella infection. Cook chicken to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit to kill harmful bacteria. If possible, use a separate cutting board for raw chicken and other raw meats. Avoid feeding your pets raw chicken products as well.

More information can be found on the CDC website.

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