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Salmonella outbreak covers 26 states



A Salmonella affected 26 states and at least 40 people were hospitalized, and health officials say a single source of the strain was not found.

Salmonella Reading, which is associated with raw turkey, has infected 90 people and dozens have been hospitalized, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday.

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No deaths were reported.

New York, Minnesota, Illinois and Texas have reported the most cases, a total of 38 infections. California, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have also reported at least four to six cases each.

Investigators have linked the outbreak with raw turkey in various products and pet foods. It has also been associated with live turkeys.

The federal agency said the outbreak was not identified in a single source of raw turkey, "indicating that it is widespread in Turkey."

Health officials are not Consumers should be advised, however, that they should not eat turkey products. They noted that "properly cooked turkey products" are in order and advised consumers to "always be careful with raw turkey".

Nicole Darrah reports breaking news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah .


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