CDC: Drug-resistant salmonella infects 255 people

A strain of salmonella that may be resistant to antibiotic treatment has sickened over 250 people in 32 states, the CDC announced Aug. 22.

The strain infected 255 people from June 2018 to March 2019. Sixty people were hospitalized and two died. While most Salmonella patients recover on their own, those with severe infections need antibiotics, reported CW affiliate KTLA. The strain did not respond to two drugs commonly used to treat Salmonella, azithromycin and ciprofloxacin.

The infections have been linked to beef in the U.S. and soft cheese from Mexico, suggesting the strain is present in cattle from both countries. Eighty-nine of those infected recently traveled to Mexico.

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