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.