29 states hit by outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken


The CDC announced that 92 people in 29 states have been sickened in an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken products.

According to the agency, 21 people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. Antibiotic resistance testing showed that the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis is resistant to multiple antibiotics, including common first-line treatments ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone. Additionally, the strain is not susceptible to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, fosfomycin, gentamicin, kanamycin, nalidixic acid, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or tetracycline.

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Source: Healio