Outbreak of Antibiotic Resistant Infection Reaches NY
A recent Salmonella outbreak has affected 29 states, including New York.
Making chicken tonight? Make sure it is thoroughly cooked! According to a News 10 report, a strain of salmonella that is resistant to several antibiotics has now reached new York and 28 other states, making 92 people ill. No deaths have been reported due to the outbreak, but 21 people have been admitted to a hospital. And it seems it is no particular brand or kind of chicken is the culprit.
The News 10 report says the CDC investigation has concluded "...people who have gotten sick reported eating different types and brands of chicken products. Investigators have also identified the outbreak strain in samples taken from raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products and live chickens."
So what does this mean for you? Well, since it really cannot be pinpointed where the salmonella is coming from safety is the best precaution, The CDC says you need to make sure you are thoroughly cooking chicken and also properly handling raw chicken.