The Centers for Disease Control is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has caused 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia to be sick. The outbreak involves an unusual strain of salmonella, called salmonella bareilly. Between January and April this rare strain has been reported. Health officials believe that sushi may be the culprit of the outbreak.
Common symptoms of salmonella are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and a fever. Symptoms generally appear 8 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. According to Reuters, salmonella poisoning usually lasts for 4 to 7 days. Individuals who think they may have contracted the illness should contact their doctors.
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