Salmonella linked to ground beef sickens 16 across 5 states

The CDC has linked the salmonella poisoning cases to last week's recall of more than 1,000 pounds of ground beef from two Michigan businesses.

At least 16 people in five states have fallen sick from salmonella food poisoning tied to ground beef, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

No deaths have been reported yet, but more than half of those sickened had to be hospitalized, CBS News reported. Nine of the cases were in Michigan. The others were in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The CDC has linked the salmonella poisoning cases to last week's recall of more than 1,000 pounds of ground beef from two Michigan businesses: Troy-based Gab Halal Foods and Sterling Heights-based Jouni Meats. The agency said that ground beef from both businesses may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella typhimurium

Seven of the people who were sickened in Michigan ate a raw beef dish called kibbeh at an unidentified Detroit restaurant. The CDC has asked people not to consume uncooked meat.

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Salmonella poisoning can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most recover without treatment. However, in some of those sickened, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. 

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