Salmonella Outbreak: Sushi Suspected as Source

Alexandra Sifferlin

An outbreak of an unusual strain of salmonella called Salmonella Bareilly has hit 19 states and the District of Columbia, infecting 90 people since late January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The outbreak was made public on Tuesday when an internal memo was inadvertently sent to everyone at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to agency spokesperson Curtis Allen. According to the memo, the source of the outbreak could be sushi, ”with spicy tuna roll sushi highly suspect,” the Wall Street Journal reports, but Allen said the FDA is not yet certain of the origins of the infection.

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