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CDC Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Across 6 States

The CDC said ground beef is likely the source of the outbreak, but the agency hasn't identified a specific supplier.
Posted at 12:28 PM, Nov 04, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising caution after a salmonella outbreak in multiple states. 

According to the CDC, the "likely source" is ground beef, but no link to a specific supplier has been found.

As of Friday, the CDC said 10 cases had been reported across six states. One person in California died from the illness.

The CDC says consumers should be careful when handling raw or undercooked ground beef. Salmonella is estimated to cause 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths a year in the U.S.