Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey in 35 states
A new warning from the Centers for Disease Control about an ongoing outbreak linked to turkey.
This comes as millions of families prepare to gather around the table for Thanksgiving.
It centers around a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey, ground meat, patties and the birds themselves.
The CDC reports 164 people got sick in 35 states over the past year and one person died.
The symptoms: fever and stomach problems within 72 hours of eating.
To avoid getting sick, experts say always cook your turkey to 165 degrees.
"I think the biggest error I see people making is they leave their product out too long. Or they will leave it out after lunch and eat on it for the rest of the afternoon," Lowe Wilkins with the Hamilton County Health Department said.
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Wilkins said to thaw a frozen turkey in the fridge, not on the counter or in the sink and wash your hands before and after handling raw poultry.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has more helpful tips to keep you and your family safe.