Pensacola, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — A multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is growing.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, more than 164 people have been infected with the outbreak in 35 states including Florida as of November 5, 2018.
Of those infections, 63 people were hospitalize and one died as a result of the infection. Florida is reporting at least seven people becoming sick.
“The outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading has been identified in various raw turkey products, including ground turkey and turkey patties”, the CDC reports. “The outbreak strain has also been found in raw turkey pet food and live turkeys, indicating it might be widespread in the turkey industry. “
A single, common supplier of raw turkey products or of live turkeys has not been identified.
The CDC is advising people to take the following precautions to help prevent getting infected: