Chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores linked to Salmonella outbreak

Alicia Farmer
March 10, 2018

"Another 105 ill people from six states were added to this investigation since the last update on February 22", CDC said in a press release on Thursday.

An outbreak of salmonella cases in seven states linked to chicken salad has expanded to include 170 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

This week the CDC announced that an additional 105 people had fallen ill, bringing the total number of cases to 170. Illnesses that began after February 12 probably haven't all been reported to the CDC yet. 7 and packaged for Fareway.

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.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not acknowledge the outbreak until February 22 and had not posted any updates until today. No deaths have been reported, but 62 people have been hospitalized.

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The widespread distribution of seemingly contaminated chicken salad has led to the hospitalization of dozens of people and the reported illness of almost 200 across seven states. Two more states have reported ill people. Iowa has reported 149 cases, or 87 percent of the total. 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.

Salmonella-infected people experience symptoms including fever, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea after 12 to 72 hours being exposed to the bacteria. However, in some people it takes two weeks for symptoms to develop.

Salmonella poisoning can be an incredibly serious situation, leading to fever, diarrhea, and cramping.

Most people who become ill from a Salmonella infection will recover fully after a few days.

The people who have gotten sick range in age from 11 to 89.

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