Author Interviews, CDC, Infections / 20.07.2018

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: wash-hands-well . CDC wellAaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA Chairman, Department of Medicine & Hospital Epidemiologist South Nassau Communities Hospital Clinical Professor of Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Oceanside, NY 11572  MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for the CDC alert regarding a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Reading infections linked to raw turkey products?   Is this Salmonella strain different or more dangerous than other Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks?  Response: The CDC has reported that as of yesterday, there have been 90 people infected with Salmonella Reading from 26 states. No deaths have been reported, but 40 patients to date required hospitalization. There was a previous outbreak of S. Reading in 2016 related to contaminated alfalfa sprouts, but this organism is not that much different nor is it more virulent than many other salmonella strains.