265 sickened, 1 dead in Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken salad: 5 things to know

Brian Zimmerman - Print  | 

The CDC confirmed an additional 95 infections in a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to chicken salad sold at Midwestern grocery stores.

Here are four things to know.

1. The new infections bring the total number of cases to 265, including 94 hospitalizations and one death. The most recent infection occurred March 20. The CDC said the outbreak appeared to be over as of April 6.

2. The outbreak affected 240 people in Iowa (including the individual who died), 10 people in Illinois, five people in Nebraska, four people in Minnesota, three people in South Dakota and one person each in Indiana, Mississippi and Wisconsin.

3. Triple T Specialty Meats produced the chicken salad, which was sold at delis in Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota from Jan. 4 to Feb. 9. Public health officials in Iowa were the first to detect the outbreak. Fareway, which is headquartered in Boone, Iowa, stopped selling the chicken salad Feb. 9 after Iowa officials contacted the company about the outbreak.

4. On Feb. 21, Triple T Specialty Meats recalled all chicken salad produced between Jan. 2 and Feb. 7.

5Salmonella infections typically last four to seven days. Symptoms include abdominal cramps, fever and diarrhea.

To learn more about the outbreak, click here.

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