An outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella that’s being called “alarming” has infected 255 people in 32 different states, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The infection, which led to 60 people being hospitalized and two deaths between June 2018 and March 2019, is linked to eating beef from the U.S. and soft cheese made with raw, unpasteurized milk from Mexico, per the August 23rd report.
Food poisoning from Salmonella isn’t that usual. About 1 in 6 Americans get sick from the bacteria every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Salmonella is very common,” Yvonne Maldonado, MD, medical director of infection control and chief of pediatric infectious disease at Stanford Children’s Health, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “It’s everywhere. It’s one of the most common causes of diarrheal disease in the world.”