One person has died and nine others became seriously ill after eating ground beef contaminated with a virulent strain of Salmonella Dublin. The ground beef Salmonella outbreak, which includes 10 illnesses in six states has a hospitalization rate that is more than four times the average.
The illnesses, which took place between August 8, 2019, and September 22, 2019, were reported among people ranging in age from 48 to 74 years old eight of whom are male. The number of cases reported from each state is: California (2), Colorado (3), Iowa (1), Kansas (2), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (1). The fatality occurred in California.
The hospitalization rate for this outbreak, 89 percent, is more than four times the average. One reason is that the outbreak strain Salmonella Dublin causes illnesses that are more severe because the infection spreads from the gastrointestinal tract to the bloodstream, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Lab tests identified the outbreak strain in repackaged leftover ground beef collected from the home of one of the people sickened in California and in six samples of raw beef products collected from slaughter and processing establishments. Yet, the names of these companies have not been released and no recall has been issued as outbreak investigators say they have not yet identified a single, common supplier of ground beef.
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