A salmonella outbreak has been detected in 25 states, but the cause is still a mystery

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Over 100 people in 25 states have been sick with salmonella, but no food source has been confirmed as the reasoning behind it.
A recent salmonella outbreak has infected over a hundred people in half of the United States, and health officials have not determined what is causing it.

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control issued a notice they were investigating an outbreak of the strain Salmonella Oranienburg. On Sept. 2, the CDC identified 20 infections, but the outbreak has grown rapidly since then.

As of Sept. 15, the number of infected people has reach 127 people, including 18 hospitalizations across 25 states. The outbreak began on Aug. 3 and the last reported case was on Sept. 1, with no deaths reported.

However, officials believe the number of sick people is likely much higher since some people recover from illness without medical care and they aren't tested for Salmonella, as well as it can take up to four weeks to determine if someone was part of an outbreak.

Still, officials aren't sure what's causing it.

"State and local public health officials are interviewing people about the foods they ate in the week before they got sick. CDC is…
Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY
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