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WKYC Ohio interviews first Salmonella Turkey Victim, Diana Goodpasture

WKYC reports that:

It’s been six weeks since Diana Goodpasture left Akron General Medical Center after being treated for Salmonella poisoning.

She says the Summit County Board of Health confirmed to her that she’s one of the cases linked to the national outbreak.

Goodpasture remembers eating a ground turkey burger and the next day experiencing severe diarrhea that got progressively worse. The dehydration forced a five day hospital stay.

Cuyahoga County confirmed three cases linked to the outbreak, but Deputy Director Dave Kovell says the CDC still hasn’t pinpointed the source.

He says any salmonella in ground turkey can be killed as long as the meat is cooked thoroughly and a minimum of 165 degrees.