Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

More illnesses reported as salmonella outbreak traced to eggs gr

More illnesses reported as salmonella outbreak traced to eggs gr

The CDC's salmonella fact sheet states that the bacteria is responsible for about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths each year in the USA, with over 80 percent of the illnesses traced to tainted food.

On April 13, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Thirty-five people from nine states have gotten sick in total, with 11 people sent to the hospital. It is being urged that if you or anyone you know present these symptoms after ingested recalled eggs to contact your doctor and get treatment immediately.

The number of reported illnesses linked to an IN egg producer's voluntarily recall of more than 206 million eggs over possible salmonella contamination has climbed to 35. Eleven people have been hospitalized due to complications.

These eggs were sold under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value (sold at Walmart), Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups. Consumers can check the Food and Drug Administration's website for a full list of recalled brands.

The eggs were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery.

Salmonella can cause serious and even deadly infections in children or elderly adults. Healthy individuals who become infected can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

FDA officials inspected Hyde County farm, a facility in North Carolina that produces 2.3 million eggs a day, after initial reports of illnesses.

Chickens can pass the bacteria to eggs because eggs leave hens through the same passageway as feces.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.

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