More than 200 million eggs recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

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Hundreds of millions of eggs are being recalled over a possible salmonella contamination.

The eggs went to stores and restaurants in Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado and West Virginia.

Almost 207 million eggs have been recalled after 22 people have become sick after eating them, according to the Federal and Drug Administration. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is involved in an investigation that has included an inspection of the facility and interviews of the victims. Symptoms and risks of Salmonella infection Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

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Salmonella can cause serious, and sometimes fatal, infections in young children, elderly, or others with weakened immune systems. In rare circumstances, exposure to salmonella can lead to arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis if the organism enters the blood stream.

Brands affected include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, with some eggs sold at Food Lion stores.

The egg recall also comes on the same day the CDC announced multistate E- coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce. Consumers who have any of these shell eggs in their homes should not eat them and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund. At least 22 people were hospitalized.

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