More details on nasty salmonella outbreak – it is an “an imminent threat to health and safety”

salmonellaby NIAID

New salmonella outbreak in chicken resists antibiotics
[Via USAToday]

A salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken from California involves several antibiotic-resistant strains of the disease and has put at least 42% of the victims in the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

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I’ve talked earlier about the Salmonella outbreak and how it has now made CDC employees essential.

Nw we find out why they are so worried. There are at least 7 different stains involved. And several are antibiotic resistant.

But moreworrisome – a much higher number of people than normal are ending up hospitalized. At least 42%.

A lot of those in the hospital are septic, which can be life threatening.

So getting the CDC up to speed fast was essential.

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