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Tainted chicken salad linked to 105 additional Salmonella cases

10 March 2018

The CDC and the US Department of Agriculture performed the investigation and linked the outbreak to chicken salad. The product was sold at stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota from December 15 until February 9.

The widespread distribution of seemingly contaminated chicken salad has led to the hospitalization of dozens of people and the reported illness of almost 200 across seven states. No deaths have been reported, but 62 people have been hospitalized. 7 and packaged for Fareway. According to the CDC, the chicken salad is sold in a number of different sizes and can be found at Fareway grocery stores in numerous affected states. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium was identified in both samples. In addition to the states where the chicken was sold, there have been cases in Texas and Indiana.

"Another 105 ill people from six states were added to this investigation since the last update on February 22", according to the CDC's update today.

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According to the CDC's Thursday report, "Another 105 ill people from six states were added to this investigation since the last update on February 22", "The newly reported ill people likely bought contaminated chicken salad before it was recalled".

Additional illnesses will likely be reported due to the 2-to-4-week lag time between diagnosis and reports reaching the CDC, according to the agency.

The most recent illness began on February 18. (Most cases have been in Iowa.) The newly infected people likely purchased the contaminated chicken salad from Fareway stores before it was recalled, according to the CDC.

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CDC recommends people do not eat recalled chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores.

Salmonella-infected people experience symptoms including fever, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea after 12 to 72 hours being exposed to the bacteria. These symptoms usually last for four to seven days. Severe cases can cause life-long health problems and sometimes death.

Most people recover without treatment, but in some cases, diarrhea can be so severe that patients needs to be hospitalized.

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Tainted chicken salad linked to 105 additional Salmonella cases