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Salmonella outbreak attributed to Taco Bell Restaurants in twenty-one states

The CDC has reported that an outbreak of two different strains of the bacteria has been traced to Taco Bell Restaurant. There are many Taco Bell Restaurants here in the Atlanta area.

At this report, there was only one case reported in Georgia. However, it can take some time for the diseases to manifest themselves, be isolated, and attributed to a source.

The CDC in Atlanta continues fact find in hopes of tracing this bacteria to the source.

There have been reports of 150 people who have fallen ill from these two rare strains of Salmonella - Baildon and Hartford. It is believed that the outbreak peaked in June, 2010.

The CDC is yet to confirm which food item is the culprit. They first reported only that is was a Mexican Style fast food restaurant; and then later confirmed that it was the Taco Bell Restaurant chain.

First reports coming in indicated fewer cases; but the number has continued to grow. The CDC announced last week they did not see the need to issue a warning to the public about eating at Taco Bell at this time. A great number to those with the bacteria were hospitalized; and it is estimated that many other cases were not reported. The cases that were reported ranged from the very young to the elderly.

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