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Salmonella outbreak sickens 4 in Louisiana

Nearly 600 illnesses reported in 36 states
Posted at 3:53 PM, Oct 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 16:53:24-04

4 Louisiana residents have gotten sick in a Salmonella outbreak that's spread to 36 states and infected nearly 600 people.

As of October 14, 596 cases have been reported, though the CDC says the true number of those infected is likely much higher than reported because many people recover without medical care and testing.

A specific food hasn't been linked to the illnesses, so public health officials are asking anyone with Salmonella symptoms to write down what they ate in the week before they got sick.

Cases started on May 31, 2021 to September 29, 2021. No deaths have been reported, while 116 have been hospitalized. 149 cases have been reported in Texas, the highest so far.

Salmonella symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, a fever higher than 102ºF, and dehydration. Always clean, separate, cook, and chill food to prevent getting sick from Salmonella.

The number of cases reported in each state is below:

Colorado 1
Indiana 1
Georgia 2
Mississippi 2
Oregon 2
Alabama 3
Iowa 3
South Carolina 3
Utah 3
Connecticut 4
Louisiana 4
North Dakota 4
Florida 5
New Jersey 5
New York 5
Ohio 6
Pennsylvania 6
South Dakota 7
California 8
Nebraska 8
New Mexico 8
Kentucky 9
Michigan 9
Kansas 10
Missouri 10
Tennessee 10
Massachusetts 11
North Carolina 11
Arkansas 12
Minnesota 22
Wisconsin 24
Illinois 34
Maryland 45
Virginia 54
Oklahoma 92
Texas 149

More information on this Salmonella outbreak can be found here

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