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CDC: Nearly 100 People Are Sick In Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak

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CDC: Nearly 100 People Are Sick In Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak
The outbreak stems from raw chicken and has reached at least 29 states.
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Nearly 100 people are sick across the U.S. amid a salmonella outbreak caused by raw chicken products. 

The CDC announced Wednesday, at least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella. So far, at least 21 people have been hospitalized and no one has died. 

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise in the U.S. The CDC says at least 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by drug-resistant germs. 

Officials don't know the source of the outbreak. Those affected reported "eating different types and brands of chicken products." 

One person got sick from their pets after feeding them raw ground chicken pet food. The U.S. Food and Drug administration recommends avoiding pet food with raw products because it can cause the owner and the pet to become ill.

The CDC is still investigating the outbreak. The U.S Department of Agriculture is also monitoring the situation. 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.