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CDC And FDA Investigating Outbreak Of Salmonella Newport Infections

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections in 15 states affecting about 125 people.

On July 10, PulseNet, a national laboratory network, discovered an outbreak of 13 Salmonella Newport infections in three states, which expanded to 125 cases in 15 states over the next 10 days.

According to CDC, most people infected with Salmonella bacteria, that typically live in animal and human intestines, develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

There have been reports of 24 hospitalizations and no deaths were reported.

Public health officials are interviewing ill people to find out what they ate and any other exposures before they got sick.

A specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain has not been identified as the source of infections, CDC said.

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