HealthDay News — Ground beef tainted with Salmonella has led to 10 known infections across 6 states, including 8 people who were hospitalized, and 1 death.
So far, infections have been reported in Colorado (3 cases), California (2 cases), Kansas (2 cases), Iowa, Oklahoma, and Texas, the agency noted.
“Illnesses in this outbreak are more severe than expected for Salmonella,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement issued Friday. “Interviews with ill people and laboratory evidence indicate that ground beef 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.