CDC: Drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken in 29 states

There is an outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella in 29 states including Texas.

The Centers for Disease Control has linked 92 cases so far to raw chicken products. At least 21 people have been hospitalized.

But, no specific supplier or product had been identified as the source. Those who have gotten sick all reported eating different types and brands of chicken from different locations, the CDC said.

Tests also showed the specific strain of salmonella that made them sick is resistant to multiple antibiotics, the agency said.

Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. It usually lasts four to seven days without treatment but can occasionally lead to hospitalization or death.

The good news is that all chicken is safe to eat once it has been thoroughly cooked. All utensils and surfaces that come in contact with raw chicken must also be disinfected.

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