NEW YORK – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that they are investigating the cause of the outbreak Salmonella bacteriawhich caused 419 people in 35 states to fall ill.
Of the hundreds of patients, 66 of them were hospitalized. The CDC said the agency began receiving reports of individuals falling ill with the salmonella bacteria on August 30 and peaked at 25 cases a day in late August and early September.
Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, fever, vomiting, dryness of the mouth and throat and dizziness.
The CDC says symptoms usually start six hours after the bacteria enter the body.
Most patients recover without treatment between four to seven days after contractingbacteriathe.
Children under the age of five, the elderly aged 65 and over and those with low immune systems are more likely to experience severe symptoms.