Virginia among 4 states affected by salmonella outbreak linked to chicken


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Several health agencies are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to chicken. 

The CDC says 17 people infected with the outbreak strain of salmonella have been reported from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. Eight people have been hospitalized, including one death reported from New York. 

According to the CDC, the outbreak strain was linked back to kosher chicken. Several ill people reported eating Empire Kosher brand chicken.

The outbreak strain was also identified in samples of raw chicken collected from two facilities, including one facility that processes Empire Kosher brand chicken, the CDC says. 

Visit the CDC’s website for more information. 

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