Just in time for Thanksgiving, the CDC warns of a growing turkey salmonella outbreak

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just added 74 confirmed cases of salmonella in turkeys, bringing the total number of infections to 164.

The CDC has been investigating the outbreak for a year, during which time one has died, at least 150 people have gotten sick and 63 have been hospitalized.

The salmonella strain is “multidrug-resistant,” which suggests it has evolved to overcome veterinarian antibiotics.

The best defense is to fully cook turkeys, and to wash thoroughly after touching raw turkey.