By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an additional 173 Salmonella Oranienburg infections, bringing the multistate outbreak to 592 people infected from 36 states. 116 people, or 32%, required hospitalization for their illness and no deaths have been reported.
The most cases have been reported from Texas (149), Oklahoma (92), Virginia (54) and Maryland (45).
CDC says a specific food item has not yet been identified as the source of this outbreak. State and local public health officials continue to interview people about the foods they ate in the week before they got sick.
Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria. Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
Some people – especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems – may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
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