Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ground Turkey

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Federal officials say one person has died and dozens of people have gotten sick from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to ground turkey.

According to a report from the Associated Press, more than 70 people in 26 states have become sick from the same strain of the disease.

Officials say the salmonella strain is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics.

The illnesses date back to March, but there has not yet been a recall of turkey.

On Monday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that cultures of ground turkey from four retail locations between March 7th and June 27th showed contamination.

The agency did not name the retailers or the manufacturers.

No details about the person who died have been released.

Officials with the Allegheny County Health Department report that four cases have been found in Allegheny County.

The Associated Press reports that Ohio and Michigan have had the most illnesses, with 10 cases each.

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  • kristy

    go vegetarian, and you wouldn’t have that problem.

  • Bea

    They need to find the source of this outbreak and report it! This has been going on since March. I feed my dogs boiled ground turkey, both vomited, but one was diabetic, became ill & is now deceased. That was ten days ago, before this news broke. I don’t know if that was the cause, because the emergency vets just told me, “as long as you cooked it well”. I’m sure everyone that became sick thinks they cooked it well. No test was done for Salmonella. No one I’ve tried to report it to seems very concerned where I bought it, when, etc. because the health departments only deal with people & the USDA just give a recorded message to cook it well. Now it is just frustrating not knowing whether the turkey I used could have been the cause. Half a story from the CDC after 4 months doesn’t really help.

  • John

    Sounds like it might be a good itime to try tofurkey. which is turkey made from soy or wheat.

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