Super Salmonella Strain Found In Chicken In New York


(New York, NY) -- A drug-resistant salmonella outbreak in raw chicken is being linked to cases from the tri-state area.

 According to the Centers for Disease Control, 22-percent of the 92 people sickened around the country are from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Officials say there have been ten cases in New York, nine cases in New Jersey and one person has been linked to the outbreak in Connecticut. 

People getting sick have reported eating different types and brands of chicken. The CDSC says: The outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis is present in live chickens and in many types of raw chicken products, indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry. CDC and USDA-FSIS have shared this information with representatives from the chicken industry and asked about steps that they may be taking to reduce Salmonella contamination.”

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