Hundreds sickened by Costco smoked salmon

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on October 3, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 4 at 9:30 AM

About 1,400 people have been receiving calls from Costco about smoked salmon possibly tainted with salmonella. Hundreds of people have been sickened by this in the Netherlands, and now there’s fear hundreds more here in the U.S.

A representative for the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, Lola Russell, says the federal agency has 85 recorded cases of the same strain from 27 states starting from July 1. Without an outbreak, she said the average number of such cases over that time would be about 30. Ten people have been hospitalized with no deaths.

KVUE's Jade Mingus (on Twitter at @JadeM_KVUE) is following this story today and will have more on KVUE News at 6 p.m.

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