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Drug Resistant Salmonella Prompts Recall of 36,000,000 Pounds of Turkey #green

Thus far, 77 are sick and 1 dead from this antibiotic resistant form of salmonella. The sickness has spread across numerous states including California, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, according to the Los Angeles Times . Here's a breakdown by state . Los Angeles Times reports: [T]he CDC issued a statement saying that investigators had found that four cultures of ground turkey taken from four retail locations between March 7 and June 27 tested positive for this strain of salmonella. Three of the four came from the same manufacturer, according to the CDC. The fourth sample is still under investigation . This strain's drug resistance makes it much scarier because it's harder to treat. "This once again points to the public health crisis that is being caused by the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production," said Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food...

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