CDC: 1 Dead, Several Ill after Eating Salmonella-Tainted Ground Beef

Tainted ground beef is being blamed for a salmonella outbreak that’s left at least one person dead and countless others ill.

Investigators trying to determine the cause of the outbreak tested leftover ground beef found in a sick person’s California home and found it had been infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While CDC officials have yet to determine where the ground beef came from or where it was sold, they believe it’s been distributed to at least six states where illnesses have occurred. Officials say the effects of this particular strain of salmonella are more severe than usual.

Until investigators learn more about the infected beef, the CDC is advising people to make sure ground beef is thoroughly cooked before eating it.