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21:22, 29 August 2018

Salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken sickens 17, kills 1, CDC says

Salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken sickens 17, kills 1, CDC says

At least 17 people were sickened and one particular individual has died as a result of eating chicken that was possibly contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, the Center for Illness Manage and Prevention (CDC) mentioned Wednesday.

The situations have been reported in New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to the CDC. Of those, eight have been hospitalized&nbsp&mdash such as 1 person who died in New York.

Even though illnesses connected to this outbreak occurred in September, the CDC only started investigating in June soon after the New York State Division of Wellness mentioned &ldquoseveral&rdquo of those who have become ill &ldquoreported consuming kosher chicken.&rdquo

cdc salmonella map

A map of the reported situations thus far.



In interviews conducted by the CDC, &ldquopeople reported consuming kosher chicken, and when asked about the specific brand eaten, a number of people reported Empire Kosher brand,&rdquo the CDC stated.

Regardless of the reports, nevertheless, the CDC said it is &ldquonot advising that individuals keep away from consuming kosher chicken or Empire Kosher brand chicken.&rdquo &nbsp

Alternatively, the agency issued ideas on how to cook and manage raw chicken, adding that &ldquothis outbreak is a reminder that raw chicken products can have germs that spread about meals preparation places and can make you sick.&rdquo

Some ideas from the CDC consist of:

  • Wash hands just before and soon after handling raw chicken
  • Do not wash raw chicken prior to preparing it (this can spread germs to other places)
  • Cook chicken to an internal temperature of 165&degF

Of these sickened, the oldest particular person was 76 and the youngest was significantly less than one year old, according to the CDC.

The news comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a public well being alert on August 24 in &ldquoan abundance of caution&rdquo due to salmonella concerns connected to Empire Kosher brand raw chicken products.


Salmonella is a bacterial infection that can result in nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, fever and chills, among other symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic. Even though it isn&rsquot usually life-threatening, a Salmonella infection does require hospitalization in some cases and can &ldquospread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other areas in the body,&rdquo according to the CDC. Nevertheless, most people recover within a matter of hours or days.

Young children, older adults and these with weakened immune systems are most at danger.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

Published at Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:24:00 +0000

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