Offbeat Salmonella outbreak traced to eggs grows with more illnesses reported

10:56  12 may  2018
10:56  12 may  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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FDA's McGarry said illnesses were traced back to eggs produced on three of five farms the Iowa company owns. Hundreds of people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to eggs and more reports are expected.

A salmonella outbreak linked to tainted eggs is expected to grow , US health officials have said. "I would anticipate that we will be seeing more illnesses reported likely as a result of this outbreak ," said Dr Christopher Braden of the Centers for Disease Control.

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A salmonella outbreak that led to the massive recall of 207 million eggs has worsened -- with 35 people reported ill in several states, federal health officials said.

The number of illnesses is a dozen more since the initial recall notice was issued last month.

The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms, whose eggs were distributed to restaurants or sold at major grocery stores such as Walmart and Food Lion.

At least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications but no deaths have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

States and brands affected

The eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

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A salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs from one Iowa firm will likely grow , federal health officials said Thursday. "I would anticipate that we will be seeing more illnesses reported likely as a result of this outbreak ," said Braden.

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Brands affected include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Great Value and Glenview.Consumers can check the Food and Drug Administration's website for a full list of recalled brands.

Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. It is generally contracted from contaminated poultry, meat, eggs and water, and affects the intestinal tract.

Chickens can pass the bacteria to eggs because eggs leave hens through the same passageway as feces. Alternatively, bacteria in the hen's ovary or oviduct can get to the egg before the shell forms around it.

Symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

In 2010, a salmonella outbreak sickened hundreds and led to the recall of half a billion eggs.

Tainted romaine lettuce likely out of circulation, CDC says .
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the romaine from Yuma, Arizona, region "probably no longer being sold"Romaine lettuce has a shelf life of 21 days and it's "unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the [Yuma, Arizona] growing region is still available in people's homes, stores or restaurants," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on the CDC website.

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