Sixty-three people have been infected with salmonella associated with raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, reported the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Prevention Friday.
There have been 279 reported cases of salmonella associated with raw turkey in 41 states and the District of Columbia per year. December 21st. Of these, 107 were hospitalized and one death was reported in California.
Six cases have been reported in Colorado.
I've reported people using many types and brands of raw turkey products, and the CDC has not been able to find an origin for the outbreak, so it goes on with recalls and advises consumers to take precautions in buying and dining. of raw turkey.
The Agency offers a list of recalled turkey products related to this outbreak.
Non-typhoid salmonella is transmitted by consuming contaminated food and is a common culprit for diarrhea throughout the United States States and around the world. Another risk factor is the handling of pet reptiles, such as turtles.
When raw meat is prepared, it must be thoroughly cooked to an internal temperature of at least 1
The US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service does not recommend washing turkey before cooking due to the risk of introducing bacteria into raw meat juices into the environment.  The CDC also wants consumers to think of their pets during this outbreak and to refrain from feeding these companions any rump due to a similar disease state.
Symptoms of salmonella disease include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Cramps in the stomach can begin as fast as 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Most people are ill for four to seven days and recover without treatment.
Diarrhea can become severe if there is an imbalance in the body's electrolytes and dehydration. The infection can also travel from the intestines to the bloodstream and cause a more widespread infection throughout the body.
Persons who may need special consideration for salmonella include children under 5 years of age, adults over 65 years of age and those with compromised immune systems.