Avera Medical Minute: Salmonella Outbreak, Egg Recall Live 8/19/10 - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Avera Medical Minute: Salmonella Outbreak, Egg Recall Live 8/19/10

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The recall of eggs possibly contaminated with salmonella has swelled to 380
million. That's almost 32 million cartons.  Hundreds of people have been
sickened in the outbreak, which currently extends to four states. But there
have been no deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is
working with state health departments to investigate the illnesses.  All the
 eggs, which were sold under numerous brand names, came from Wright County
Egg of Galt, Iowa. The owner of this massive farm has paid millions in fines
 for violations at other operations. Now, local Health Departments and
Federal Investigators are trying to zero in on the exact cause of the
contamination.

One of KSFY's medical experts, Dr. Kimberlee McKay with Avera McKennan Hospital explains what salmonella is, how it spreads and when you should go to the doctor if you are experiencing symptoms of being exposed to it.

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