Antibiotic-resistant salmonella strain showing up in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois


A health alert from the CDC reports that a strain of salmonella, proving resistant to several antibiotics, is making people ill in dozens of states, including Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.

The CDC says at least 92 people in 29 states were infected with the salmonella strain.

The people became sick after coming into contact with raw chicken products.

That includes pet food, chicken pieces, ground chicken and whole chickens.

The bacteria was found in live chickens.

No deaths have been reported.

Lab tests have not yet been able to identify a common supplier or source of the affected chicken.

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(This story was originally published on October 18, 2018)

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