Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Taco Bell

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Taco Bell – The CDC believes that a recent Salmonella outbreak may have ties to the fast food restaurant of Taco Bell. There have been two different multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections, and each of them involved the Hartford and Baildon serotype of the strain. Both of those serotypes are rare, and sick individuals in both outbreaks had a similar age and geographic distribution. They are currently running tests to figure out where the outbreak may have started.

They started the investigations by asking those who got sick where they had been eating food recently, and a connection seems to have been made, possibly at least, between the Salmonella outbreak sand the Taco Bell restaurants that are scattered around the nation. In each study, analysis indicated that eating at a Mexican Style chain can cause some illnesses. No specific food item or ingredient was found to be associated with the illness or the outbreak, but some researchers worry that they just have not found the source as of yet.

The outbreak reached its peak in early June 2010. The number of new cases for the Salmonella Baildon outbreak have declined a lot since the first reports, and researchers believe that the outbreaks are not ongoing. This could cause a lot of people to think twice before they go and eat at a Taco Bell restaurant, especially in the states that have been affected by the outbreak.

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