More WTF? 574 now confirmed sick with Salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken; 50 new cases in last month in year-long outbreak

May 28, 2014 3:02 AM

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More WTF? 574 now confirmed sick with Salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken; 50 new cases in last month in year-long outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported today that as of May 22, 2014, a total of 574 individuals infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 27 states and Puerto Rico since March 1, 2013. Most of the ill persons (77%) have been reported from California. Since the last update on April 9, 2014, a total of 50 new ill persons have been reported from 8 states.

Among 478 persons with available information, 178 (37%) reported being hospitalized. Thirteen percent of ill persons have developed blood infections as a result of their illness. Typically, approximately 5% of persons ill with Salmonella infections develop blood infections. No deaths have been repor...

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