Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Chicken salad recalled over salmonella concerns

Chicken salad recalled over salmonella concerns

The CDC began investigating in December 2017 when CDC PulseNet identified a cluster of three Salmonella Enteritidis infections that whole genome sequencing showed were closely related genetically.

Wash and purify ledges and additionally drawers or retires in coolers or coolers where reviewed chicken serving of mixed greens may have been put away.

The Iowa Department of Public Health issued a public alert on February 13 urging consumers to throw out any unused portions of the chicken salad.

Customers who purchased chicken salad from Fareway grocery stores should check if the batch was produced from january 2 to February 7.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first announced the outbreak on February 22, when 65 people were infected with the germ, which is a food-borne pathogen that causes diarrhea and fever.

"Another 105 ill people from six states were added to this investigation since the last update on February 22", according to the CDC's update today.

Public health agencies usually receive reports on salmonella illness two to four weeks after it starts.

The ill person in North Dakota purchased S.K. Herbalist brand kratom powder from soapkorner.com and the person in Utah bought it from kratoma.com.

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Because there is a two- to four-week time lag in reporting the illnesses, it's possible there are more cases that have not yet been accounted for, the CDC said. If you don't remember the date when you purchased chicken salad from Fareway, do not eat it. Throw it away or return it to the store.

Most people infected with salmonella experience symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria.

Ill people range in age from six to 67 and 17 of 24 reported consuming it in the seven days before getting sick. People with weakened immune systems - the elderly, very young, or people receiving chemotherapy - are at higher risk for complications or death from salmonella infections.

A great many people recoup without treatment, however now and again, looseness of the bowels can be severe to the point that patients should be hospitalized. This result provides more evidence that people in this outbreak got sick from contact with pet guinea pigs.

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