Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

35 people sick from salmonella-contaminated eggs

35 people sick from salmonella-contaminated eggs

However, that count is now up to 35, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The outbreak was traced to eggs produced at Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm.

"State and local health officials continue to interview ill people to ask about the foods they ate and other exposures they had before they became ill".

The CDC says 35 people have been sickened by the outbreak.

To date, the company has recalled more than 206 million potentially tainted eggs that were distributed between January 11 and April 12 to restaurants and grocery chains in at least 9 states.

Last month, over 200 million eggs were recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. In most cases, food poisoning caused by Salmonella bacteria-also called salmonellosis-isn't life threatening. Cases have been reported in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Caroline, Virginia and West Virginia but, as it can take two to four weeks before a person is diagnosed for a case to be reported, the FDA said additional cases may still be found. Effects of the illness include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. "All consumers should check their eggs for a plant number of P-1065 and a Julian date between 011 and 102 or a plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of April 02 and April 03", according to the FDA.

If it turns out you have recalled eggs, the CDC says do not eat them. It is typically transmitted through contaminated water or food, such as raw or undercooked meat, poultry, and eggs.

They are sold under brand names such as Great Value, Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms and Crystal Farms.

However, there has been no death cases reported.

Rose Acre Farms, in a statement later said that it is not only taking measures to correct deficiencies at the farm but is also ensuring that the farm meets the standards sets by the FDA and USDA. Consumption of this salmonella could result in severe and fatal infections at times especially in children and elderly people.

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