CDC: 1 dead, 8 hospitalized in Salmonella outbreak tied to ground beef

CDC: 1 dead, 8 hospitalized in <i>Salmonella</i> outbreak tied to ground beef

(HealthDay)—Ground beef tainted with Salmonella has led to 10 known infections across six states, including eight people who were hospitalized, and one death.

So far, infections have been reported in Colorado (three cases), California (two cases), Kansas (two cases), Iowa, Oklahoma, and Texas, the agency noted.

"Illnesses in this outbreak are more severe than expected for Salmonella," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement issued Friday. "Interviews with ill people and laboratory evidence indicate that is a likely source of this outbreak. A single, common supplier has not been identified."

For now, the CDC is not advising that people stop eating ground beef, but beef should be cooked thoroughly to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

"This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide updates when more information becomes available," the agency said.

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