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For an update on the current Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak visit http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis Enteritidis, can be found on both the outside and inside of eggs that appear normal.  If eggs are eaten raw or undercooked, the bacterium can cause a person to become ill. Salmonella Eggs, like meat, poultry, milk, and other foods, are safe if they […]

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Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi.  In the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 75% of these are acquired while traveling internationally.  Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year. Typhoid fever can be prevented and […]

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Multistate Outbreak of Human Typhoid Fever Infections Associated with Frozen Mamey Fruit Pulp

August 12, 2010 CDC announced they are collaborating with public health officials in two states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections, serotype Typhi.  Salmonella Typhi is the bacterium that causes typhoid fever.  There has been a total of 7 confirmed and 2 probable individuals infected with […]

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