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AT A GLANCEOUTBREAK REACHES STATE As of Thursday, at least 450 people in 43 states have been infected with salmonella tentatively linked to peanut butter. Illnesses began in early September. Salmonella may have contributed to five deaths: two in Virginia, two in Minnesota and one in Idaho. Two cases have been identified in Oklahoma.
SymptomsOfficials said more people may have gone undiagnosed because their symptoms weren’t severe. Symptoms are diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps that usually last four to seven days. Sources: Centers for Disease Control, Oklahoma Department of Health
To learn moreFor updates on the salmonella investigation, go to www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium.