1 dead in Oklahoma from multistate salmonella outbreak

Ponca City Now - October 7, 2015 8:59 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – One person has died in Oklahoma as a multistate outbreak of salmonella infection linked to imported cucumbers continues.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said as of Monday, 732 people infected with outbreak strains of salmonella have been reported in 35 states.

The Oklahoma death brings the total number of fatalities to four. There was no immediate information available on the identity or hometown of the Oklahoma victim.

Scientists say It can take up to a week from the time people eat food contaminated with salmonella before they get sick.

Also, cucumbers have a shelf life of up to 14 days, and it’s not unexpected to continue to see illnesses reported after the recalls.

The CDC continues to investigate.

 

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