Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella In New York
Did you know there is currently a salmonella outbreak with a antibiotic resistant strand being spread through out the state of New York.
According to News 10 there have been reports of people getting sick from salmonella.
Ninety-two people from 29 states have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
Twenty-one people were sick enough that they had to be hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
An investigation notice from the CDC says evidence indicates many types of raw chicken products from different sources are contaminated and making people sick. They have not identified a single common supplier.
During interviews, people who have gotten sick reported eating different types and brands of chicken products. Investigators have also identified the outbreak strain in samples taken from raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products and live chickens.
Testing done by the CDC shows the outbreak strain is resistant to multiple antibiotics. The CDC believes this outbreak might be widespread in the chicken industry.
This is troubling because they don’t know where the source of the salmonella is coming from. New York isn’t the only state being effected by this outbreak the CDC is warning residents in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
The CDC is urging consumers to handle raw chicken carefully and cook it thoroughly. Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps.