CDC links two deaths to multi-state salmonella outbreak
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[July 20, 2019]
(Reuters) - Two people have died
following a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to
backyard poultry, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
One death was reported in Ohio and the other one in Texas, according to
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
An additional 489 people with salmonella infections have been added to
an ongoing investigation since the last update in June, the CDC said,
taking the total to 768 cases from 48 states.
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Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and severe
infections in children, frail or elderly people and others with weak
(Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak
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