By: Candess Zona-Mendola, MakeFoodSafe
The CDC announced its investigation into 125 illnesses of Salmonella Newport in 15 states. The source is currently a mystery. According to the CDC’s notice, “this investigation is ongoing and a specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain has not been identified as the source of infections.”
As the CDC continues its investigations into this mystery Salmonella outbreak, it is not advising that consumers avoid eating any specific foods, or that retailers stop selling any specific foods. Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 19, 2020 to July 7, 2020.
The symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, and sometimes a headache. Urgent medical attention is recommended for anyone exhibiting these symptoms. A physician can order stool testing to determine if Salmonella was the cause of illness. And, as always, it is a good idea to report any bouts of food poisoning to your local health department.
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