NEW YORK – A drug-resistant salmonella outbreak in raw chicken has at least 92 people in 29 states, several reported…
NEW YORK – A drug-resistant salmonella outbreak in raw chicken has at least 92 people in 29 states, several reported in New York and New Jersey.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 21 people have been hospitalized in the United States from the outbreak so far. It says that “many types of raw chicken products from different sources” are contaminated with salmonella.
Of the 92 reported cases, 10 were in New York and nine were in New Jersey, according to the CDC website.
People who became ill have reported eating different types and brands of chicken products. A single supplier of raw chicken products or live chickens has not been identified. CDC says that the eruption strain is present in live chickens and many raw chicken products, which indicates that it may be “widely used in the chicken industry”.
CDC says that antibiotic resistance testing performed on salmonella bacteria isolated from diseased people shows that the eruption strain is resistant to several antibiotics. It is said that the fracture mass has been identified in samples taken from raw chicken, raw chicken and live chickens.
According to CDC, most people infected with Salmonella diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps develop within 1
2 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. The disease may take four to seven days.
Small children, elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at risk of serious disease after exposure to salmonella. In rare cases, salmonella infection can cause death without antibiotic treatment.
To avoid getting sick, always handle raw chicken carefully and cook it carefully. Wash your hands before and after cooking and disinfect kitchen areas and equipment. Always make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving or eating it.