The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a new outbreak of Salmonella in 15 states – 125 people are infected.
As of Tuesday, the state of Oregon has the most cases with 42 cases. There are also many patients in Utah – 28, in Michigan – 12. The outbreak began on July 10 – 13 patients were found at once in 3 states.
The source of the infection has not yet been determined, one of the versions is through fast food chains or stale food.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 5-6 days after infection. The illness usually lasts up to 10 days, and most people recover without treatment. Children age 5 and younger, adults age 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe disease.