1 dead, 8 others hospitalized in Salmonella outbreak likely tied to ground beef

1 dead, 8 others hospitalized in Salmonella outbreak likely tied to ground beef

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One person has died and eight others have been hospitalized in a (***)Salmonella outbreak(****) likely tied to ground beef, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Lab testing indicated that ground beef is a “likely source” of the most recent outbreak but that a “single, common supplier of ground beef has not been identified,” according to the CDC.
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There are (**********************************) known people from six states who have been infected and the illnesses in this outbreak are more severe than expected from typical Salmonella infections, in which only (*******************************)% usually required some type of hospitalization, according to the CDC.(*****)
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Salmonella was positively identified from repackaged leftover ground beef from an ill person’s home in California. Other Salmonella patients reported eating different types and brands of ground beef, which were purchased from many different locations, according to the agency.(*****)(******)
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(**************)(**********)Ground beef is seen in thus undated stock image.(***********)(***************)
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Most people infected with Salmonella, according to the CDC, experience symptoms like diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps (*********************************) to (*****************************) hours after being exposed to the bacteria.
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The illness typically lasts four to seven days. The people most susceptible to bacteria are children younger than 5 and adults older than (******************************), according to the CDC.(*****)
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At this time, the CDC is not advising (*****************)retailers(****) to stop selling ground beef nor is it asking people to stop eating thoroughly cooked meat.
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The CDC, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and other public (******************)health(****) agencies, are investigating the multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections. (*****)
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