The increase in the number of people getting sick due to salmonella outbreak has led to recalling of more eggs. As per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 35 people across nine states have fallen sick because of the virus and 11 victims have been treated in the hospitals.
Since the time the CDC announced about the outbreak about a month ago, around a dozen more cases of people getting infected with the disease after consuming eggs have been reported. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has connected the salmonella outbreak to the Hyde County Farm, owned by the Rose Acre Farms in North Carolina.
Last month, over 200 million eggs were recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. The salmonella contaminated eggs were circulated to restaurants and grocery chains between January and April in about nine states. The eggs were circulated having brand names such as Nelms, Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Great Value, Food Lion, Glenview, Sunups and Publix.
In the month of March, the FDA had conducted an inspection at the Rose Acre Farms and found over a dozen eggs contaminated with salmonella. They also stated that the employees working there had touched their bodies as well as equipments without washing and cleaning the hands.
Rose Acre Farms, in a statement later said that it is not only taking measures to correct deficiencies at the farm but is also ensuring that the farm meets the standards sets by the FDA and USDA.
The good news is that no reports of a person dying due to the current outbreak have been reported yet.
Around 64% people who have fallen sick said that they had eaten eggs at a restaurant,, said the officials.
Elderly people and young children are the ones who stand at a higher risk of contracting the bacteria due to eating undercooked eggs. And in this latest outbreak, the people who fell ill range between the age group of 1 to 90 years.