CDC links 2 deaths to salmonella outbreak

CDC links 2 deaths to salmonella outbreak Photo: MGN.

July 22, 2019 04:02 PM

(WHEC/ NBC NEWS) -- The CDC has provided new information on two separate salmonella outbreaks, with one turning fatal.

Two people have died in a salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens and ducklings.


An additional 489 people have become ill since mid-June, bringing the total to 768 cases in 48 states. One hundred and twenty-two people had to be hospitalized.

Experts say any live poultry can carry salmonella bacteria, even if they look healthy and clean.

In addition, 48 more people have become ill from salmonella linked to pig ear dog treats since early July.

There have been a total of 93 cases and 20 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported in this specific outbreak.

Salmonella is a foodborne illness that can cause diarrhea, fever, chills, abdominal pain and death. Dogs do not always show symptoms when infected with salmonella, though signs of the infection in pets can include vomiting, bloody diarrhea, fever and loss of appetite. 

For more information, head to the CDC's website here.


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