What to Know
Most people who are infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after contact with the bacteria
The disease usually lasts less than a week, and the Most people get better treatment
In severe cases, however, patients need to be hospitalized. And in rare cases, salmonella infection can cause death
The CDC says it is investigating a drug-resistant Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chickens that made 92 people ill in 29 states, 22 percent of them from the three-state area sick Has.
Twenty-one of the infected people were hospitalized, although no deaths were reported, the CDC said. In addition to Pennsylvania (1
According to the Agency, the outbreak does not seem to be linked to any particular type of raw chicken. The CDC said "many types of raw chicken products from a variety of sources" are contaminated. People who got sick reported that they had eaten different types and brands of chickens that were purchased in many different locations, the CDC said.
The agency also tested antibiotics for bacteria from some of the ill people and found that the bacteria were resistant to multiple drugs. Given all these factors, the CDC believes that this could be a widespread industrial outbreak – and it is working with industry to bring the situation under control.
In the meantime, the CDC says it does not mean that people stop eating properly cooked chicken, or that retailers stop selling raw chicken products. However, there are a number of suggestions for preventing infections. Among them: Wash your hands, cook raw chicken thoroughly, do not feed raw chicken pets and keep preparation areas clean.
Most people who are infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after contact with the bacteria. The disease usually lasts less than a week, and most people get better without treatment. In severe cases, however, patients must be hospitalized. And in rare cases, Salmonella infection can lead to death.