CDC Warns About Deadly Drug-Resistant Salmonella

CDC Image.


WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about a new strain of Salmonella that’s resistant to antibiotics.

The common form of food poisoning affects more than a million people each year.

Most of them recover without any medication, but serious cases require antibiotics.



A new strain of the infection isn’t responding as well to those medications.

It has hospitalized at least 60 people since last June and killed two of them.

The CDC traced the bacteria to beef in the U.S. and cheese in Mexico. The agency believes cows in both countries may carry it.



You can easily avoid it by cooking beef to a safe temperature and avoid eating soft cheese that could be made with unpasteurized milk.

 

Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNYNewsNow app now on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.