92 Americans from 29 states have contracted an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella from eating raw/ undercooked chicken.
According to reports from the CDC, 21 of 92 people have been hospitalized. Although none have died, the particular strain, salmonella infantis, is resilient to conventional antibiotics. It has been found in some live chickens as well as some raw chicken.
No specific companies have been named as the root of the outbreak. Also, the CDC has not prohibited the sale of raw chicken at this time.
Health agencies recommend people who cook raw chicken use their common sense when preparing their foods. Simply take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of bacteria while cooking. Do not eat from the same utensils the chicken was prepared with, do not rinse the chicken off as this may spread the bacteria to other surfaces, and of course ALWAYS THOROUGHLY WASH HANDS TO AVOID CONTRACTING FOOD BORN ILLNESSES!!!!