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North Carolina is included in the multi-state outbreak of salmonella linked to recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. The US Center of Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that 27 more people have been affected by the outbreak, bring the total to 100 people since March.
According to WNCT, symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. The first cases of illness in this outbreak began with symptoms on March 3, and the most recent individuals began feeling ill on July 2. Death is rare but may occur if the person is not treated quickly with antibiotics. No deaths have been reported in this outbreak.
“The FDA has become aware that recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale,” the agency said in a statement. “All Honey Smacks cereal was recalled in June 2018. Retailers cannot legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.”
Written by Clarke Jones