The number of illnesses attributed to turkey contaminated with a dangerous strain of salmonella has risen from the 76 reported earlier to 107, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention has said. The outbreak has also spread to encompass 31 states – five more than originally reported. The outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg, a virulent strain of bacteria resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics, has been linked to ground turkey processed at a Cargill plant in Springdale, Arkansas. Investigators report that the contaminated turkey was produced from February 20, 2011 through August 2, after which plant operations were suspended until the ... Read More
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