Salmonella Outbreak Reported in 42 States
Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that reportedly has sickened nearly 400 people in 42 states, but they do not yet know exactly how the bacteria has been spreading.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not named all the states, but Ohio health officials have reported at least 50 people in 18 counties have been sickened by salmonella bacteria since October.
In Michigan, 20 people were reportedly sickened. The state's Department of Community Health said Wednesday that seven Michigan patients required hospitalization
Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.
Officials said steps to protect against the illness include careful handling and preparation of raw meat and frequent hand washing.
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