The Center for DIsease Control is investigating a nationwide outbreak of salmonella that has affected over 170 people in 19 states. This most recent outbreak follows the e-coli outbreak that was caused by tainted spinach and which caused the death of several individuals.
According to statistics, salmonella infections cause 1.4 million cases of illness and 400 deaths in the United States each year. This type of infection is frequently caused by eating undercooked food, including meat, poultry and eggs. Further information on the salmonella outbreak can be obtained at through the Center for Disease Control.