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Salmonella outbreak from chicken salad expands since federal officials first reported on the situation.

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A total of 105 people in seven states have gotten sick after eating chicken salad infected with Salmonella Typhimurium, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. No deaths have been confirmed but 62 people have been hospitalized.

Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota sold contaminated chicken salad produced by Triple T Specialty Meats Inc., sold from January 4 to February 9. The CDC and the US Department of Agriculture performed the investigation and linked the outbreak to chicken salad.

According to CDC public health agencies usually, receive reports on salmonella illness two to four weeks after it begins because an ill person spends the time to see a doctor and to complete laboratory tests.

Salmonella-infected people experience symptoms including fever, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea after 12 to 72 hours being exposed to the bacteria.

In severe cases, salmonella can lead to hospitalized the person and require antibiotics while in rare cases, salmonella can be deadly. Supportive care, like fluids and rest, can help ease symptoms.

According to the CDC’s Thursday report, “Another 105 ill people from six states were added to this investigation since the last update on Feb. 22,” “The newly reported ill people likely bought contaminated chicken salad before it was recalled. Public health agencies receive reports on Salmonella illnesses two to four weeks after illness starts.”

Experts suggested that avoiding high-risk foods and keeping them refrigerated before cooking can help you maintain your health.