Floridians sick after contracting Salmonella from eggs at Walmart, Publix

Floridians sick after contracting Salmonella from eggs at Walmart, Publix

A salmonella outbreak that led to the multi-state recall in April of more than 200 million eggs has worsened in recent weeks, with the number of people sickened by the bacteria rising to nearly three dozen. 450 people were sickened by three different salmonella outbreaks in 1990, all of which were tied to Rose Acre Farms, according to the Post.

Nine states have confirmed salmonella cases: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and SC.

Public health officials expect additional cases to be confirmed because of the lag time from the time a person develops symptoms to the time the CDC receives confirmation lab reports and notifications from state and local officials.

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Last month, more than 200 million eggs from the North Carolina farm were recalled because of bacterial contamination. Some of the other recalled brands include Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups. "For Publix and Sunups egg cartons", the CDC says to check for "plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of April 02 and April 03. We vow to do better in the future".

At least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications, but no deaths have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. In response, the government prohibited the company from selling eggs from three IN farms where the contaminated eggs originated and required expensive cleanups that threatened to put the company out of business. It can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain among healthy people, but can lead to fatal infections among children younger than 5, adults older than 65 and those with weak immune systems.

The company pulled 206 million eggs from shelves in April, but the CDC says some might still be developing infections.

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There is aditional information on the recall on the FDA website and the CDC website.

Inspectors found multiple violations of federal food safety regulations at the Rose Acre Farms facility.

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