A multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to Italian-style meats has sickened dozens of people in New York, according to officials.
After 36 people were reported sick from 17 states, including New York, California, and Maryland, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched an investigation.
According to the CDC, at least 12 people were hospitalized as a result of the outbreak. There have been no reported deaths.
The illnesses were linked to Italian-style meats like salami, prosciutto, and other meats found in antipasto and charcuterie platters, according to the CDC.
Health officials believe that the actual number of people affected is greater than what has been reported.
Investigators are attempting to identify the tainted brands and products.
Those 65 and older, as well as those with weakened immune systems, are advised to heat all Italian-style meats to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, or until steaming hot, before eating.
If you have severe Salmonella symptoms, contact your doctor.
Salmonella infection can cause the following symptoms six hours to six days after eating contaminated food.
- Stomach cramping
Illnesses last 4 to 7 days and the majority of people recover without treatment, while others require hospitalization.