State Links 4th Salmonella Case to Outbreak
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Feb 11, 2009 in Foodborne Illness
A fourth salmonella case, found in Sheboygan County, was linked to the nationwide outbreak by state and federal officials today with another case pending in Milwaukee. All four cases are linked to the contaminated peanuts produced in Georgia.
The three other cases were in Brown, Chippewa and Kenosha counties involving one adult and three children.
Health officials have yet to confirm a link between the cases in Wisconsin.
To date, more than 570 people in 43 states have been infected by this strain of salmonella. About 20% of the reported cases have been hospitalized and eight deaths have been reported.
As of Feb. 8, the FDA had listed almost 1,800 products that have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturers as a result of the outbreak.
Major brands of peanut butter found in grocery stores have not been affected by the recall.
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