Several more people have been infected with salmonella after eating contaminated turkey, federal health authorities say.

Since December, 63 more people have fallen ill – bringing the nationwide total to 279 in 41 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The multi-state outbreak has resulted in 107 hospitalizations and one death in California.

Investigators have found the salmonella strain in raw ground turkey, raw turkey patties, raw turkey pet food and live turkeys.

Because of this, the CDC has not been able to identify a single, common supplier and the agency fears the strain may be widespread in the turkey industry.

Although a supplier has not been identified, several products have been recalled since the outbreak began in November 2017.

The first recall occurred in February 2018 when Raw for Paws, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, recalled 4,000 pounds of certain chubs of its ground turkey pet food.

Then, in November 2018, Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, based in Barron, Wisconsin, recalled nearly 150,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products.

Just one month later, Jennie-O recalled an additional 164,00 pounds of raw ground turkey products.

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