Salmonella outbreak linked to pasta salad expands

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Fifty-eight more ill persons have been added to this outbreak count since the last update on July 18, 2018.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say chicken causes the most outbreaks of illness of any food. No deaths have been reported.

Hy-Vee, a chain of 244 grocery stores, sold the product in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A search of the CDC PulseNet database found six more people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella enteric subspecies IIIb and added them to the outbreak total. The recalled pasta salad was sold in 1-pound (16 oz.) and 3-pound (48 oz.) plastic containers or may have been scooped at the deli counter into clear plastic containers. Expiration dates on the recalled product rang between June 22, 2018, and August 3, 2018.

The salmonella outbreak is caused by a chicken which occurred in between 2013 and 2014, and it caused the second most hospitalizations as 200 cases have been yet reported and this outbreak is extended by cucumbers in 2015 which caused 204 cases of hospitalizations. Do not eat recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. Return the product to the store for a refund or throw it away. Life-threatening complications also may develop if the infection spreads beyond your intestines. These cases can turn deadly if not promptly treated with antibiotics. "However, in certain people-especially infants and young children, older adults, transplant recipients, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems-the development of complications can be unsafe".

If you ate this salad and have been sick with the symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which include nausea, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea that may be bloody, see your doctor.

Do not eat the recalled Spring Pasta Salad, even if some has been eaten and no one got sick, the CDC advises.