An outbreak of Salmonella continues in the U.S. according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The total number of confirmed illnesses is now 888 people in 39 states and four deaths. Health authorities traced the initial outbreak last summer to field cucumbers imported from Mexico.
Since the peak, the number of reported illnesses has declined however the number of ongoing illnesses is troubling. The organization would expect about one illness every month during this time of year. Health officials continue to investigate the source of the contamination.
Industry observers speculate that another food source is still infecting people.
Source: Center for Disease Control