Salmonella in raw turkey kills 1, sickens 164, CDC says

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By Maggie Fox

One person has died and 164 have been made sick in an outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

The outbreak has been going on for a year now, and 63 people have been sick enough to be hospitalized, the CDC said. The person who died was in California.

“The outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading has been identified in various raw turkey products, including ground turkey and turkey patties,” the CDC said.

“The outbreak strain has also been found in raw turkey pet food and live turkeys, indicating it might be widespread in the turkey industry.”

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