US authorities are investigating a turkey-related salmonellosis outbreak on Thanksgiving Eve, where one of the traditional dishes is this bird, local media reported today.
USA Today noted that one person died in California earlier this month, while 164 were affected in 35 states, of which 63 required hospitalization.
Health authorities were unable to determine the origin of the outbreak, which could be obtained from live turkeys or raw products derived from this animal.
Salmonellosis infections cause problems with the gastrointestinal tract and fever 48 hours after eating, and symptoms may be stronger in children and the elderly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, in English) countries launched a warning yesterday not to eat Romanov salads because of the outbreak of Escherichia coli.
“CDC warns US consumers that they do not eat romaine lettuce, as well as retailers and restaurants that do not sell or sell until we learn more about the outbreak,” the statement said.
A total of 13 people were hospitalized because of this bacterium, including a person with hemolytic uremic syndrome, such as renal failure, although no deaths were recorded.
Cases in the US and another 18 observed in Canada "indicate that lettuce is a likely source of an outbreak," the CDC said in a statement.
The most common symptoms of "E. coli "is a severe pain in the stomach, vomiting and diarrhea, which may include traces of blood.
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