New reporting shows a multistate salmonella outbreak connected to ground beef has caused 10 people to become ill and one person to die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The outbreak is linked to sick different brands, purchased from several locations, as reported by those affected. Eight of those affected have been hospitalized.
The eight were interviewed with six saying they consumed the ground beef at home.
The outbreak of those who fell ill and hospitalized are in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa. The death occured in California, according to the CDC.
People started getting sick in August. The number of those being hospitalized is much higher than expected for salmonella infections. The CDC says this rate is typically about 20%.
The CDC will continue to investigate and keep the public updated. If you cook ground beef, make sure it is cooked to 160°F and stored properly.
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