76 Sick From U.S. Salmonella Surge

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**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES** This photo taken Sunday May 17, 2009 shows a Miso-ginger Turkey Burger. Not all ground turkey is created equal when it comes to fat content, with some exceeding the fat content of ground chuck. If health and taste are your considerations when making a turkey burger like this Miso-ginger Turkey Burger look for 93 percent lean ground turkey.

Beware the turkey burger: federal officials say one person has died from salmonella poisoning reportedly linked to ground turkey, though the government has not yet declared a liable producer or recalled the bacteria-infested meat. No further details have been released about the person's death, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 76 people in 27 states have gotten sick from the same strain of potentially deadly bacteria, which is resistant to many antibiotics. People began falling ill back in March, and apparently bacteria cultures of ground turkey from four retail locations tested positive for salmonella.