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Caused by contaminated ground turkey, a salmonella outbreak has caused one death and sickened 76 people.According to WebMD, the outbreak has spread to 26 states, no source has been located, and no recall has been put into effect.
Federal officials say Michigan and Ohio have been hardest hit, each with 10 known cases, followed by Texas with nine. CDC officials say one death has been reported. The state in which the death occurred has not been specified. It also reported salmonella illnesses in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Working with the USDA, the centre For Disease Control is trying to locate the origins of the strain, Salmonella Heidelberg, which is resistant to many antibiotics. Because of this resistance, the chance of hospitalization from consuming tainted turkey is far more likely than with other strains of salmonella.
The USDA issued a public health alert reminding buyers to follow cooking guidelines when handling any raw meat or poulty.
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