What to know about the deadly outbreak of salmonella in the US
In the United States, at least 18 people have died after exposure to the coronavirus.
Officials are investigating two deaths and have closed a retail outlet in Louisiana.
The CDC is warning that people who are sick may have been exposed to a second outbreak, though officials are still working to determine whether it is related to the first outbreak.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also been scrambling to help the country’s food-processing industry, as well as to help states implement food-safety and hygiene protocols.
There are two main outbreaks of salomonosporidium: one in New York City, where it is circulating and causing severe illness, and one in California, where more than 2,000 cases have been confirmed.
The California outbreak began last week.
The US Food and Drug Administration has declared the outbreak an emergency and asked for federal funding for research on the virus, which is not infectious.
The agency also said it is asking for the public’s help in tracing infected people and identifying new cases.
“The FDA will continue to monitor and assess the outbreak and develop additional guidance and resources to further protect the public from the outbreak,” FDA spokesman Daniel Fried said in a statement.
The FDA said it would be “making available a rapid response plan to ensure that all available resources are used to ensure an efficient and safe response to the outbreak.”
The CDC has said that the most common symptom of salmonosporidiosis is fatigue and weakness, and people with mild symptoms are most at risk of dying.
“This outbreak has led to more than 150 deaths, with at least 19 people with the highest mortality rates having died,” CDC director Dr. Richard Frieden said in an interview with ABC News.
More than 4,500 people are believed to have died, and more than 10,000 people have been hospitalized, according to the CDC.
While salmonoses is not contagious in the U.S., the virus can cause serious complications, including pneumonia, encephalitis and meningitis.
The infection can lead to paralysis, death or brain damage.
Health experts say that the new coronaviruses may also lead to other serious complications including liver, kidney, and eye damage.