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Food borne bacteria sickens 8 in Illinois, 93 nationwide

Food safety officials are investigating whether raw fish in sushi and other foods is responsible for a multi-state Salmonella outbreak that has sickened eight people in Illinois.

So far, no deaths have been connected to the strain of the bacteria, which has sent 10 people to the hospital and sickened 93 people nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The first cases emerged in late January and have continued through March 23, with those affected ranging in age from 4 to 78.

Eight cases have been reported in both Illinois and neighboring Wisconsin, the CDC website said. Only New York has seen more sickened residents from this outbreak, at 23.
 
 

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