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CDC spokeswoman Bernadette Burden said Sunday that she had no new information on the case and did not know when additional test results would be available.
The CDC said Friday that 399 cases had been confirmed nationally, with about one in five of victims hospitalized. California has reported the most cases, with 55, followed by Ohio with 53. All the illnesses began between Sept. 3 and Dec. 29, but most of the people grew sick after Oct. 1.
The CDD has not confirmed any deaths associated with the outbreak.
The report of peanut butter contamination comes almost two years after ConAgra recalled its Peter Pan brand peanut butter, which was eventually linked to at least 625 salmonella cases in 47 states.
CDC officials say the bacteria in the current outbreak has been genetically fingerprinted as the Typhimurium type, which is among the most common sources of salmonella food poisoning.
On the Net:
King Nut Companies: http://www.kingnut.com/
Peanut Corporation: http://www.peanutcorp.com/
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