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Outbreak 1: Salmonella Enteritidis Investigation collapsed

Outbreak 1: Salmonella Enteritidis Investigation collapsed

A total of 132 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis were reported from 15 states. The number of ill people identified in each state was as follows: California (6), Connecticut (4), Florida (8), Kentucky (15), Maryland (1), Michigan (25), Minnesota (1), North Carolina (3), New York (23), Ohio (18), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (9), Rhode Island (2), Virginia (4), and Vermont (12).

Among people who reported the date they became ill, illnesses began between January 4, 2016 and May 11, 2016. Ill people ranged in age from younger than 1 year to 87, with a median age of 18. Of ill people, 58% were female. Among the 106 ill people with available information, 18 (17%) were hospitalized. One death was reported; Salmonella infection was not considered to be a contributing factor in this death.

Local health officials in Michigan collected environmental samples from live poultry at feed stores; testing was performed at the state lab and the outbreak strain ofSalmonella Enteritidis was isolated.

Samples from live poultry and their environment were collected at the Minnesota patient’s home. Four of six samples (all from poultry purchased this spring) contained the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.

http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/live-poultry-05-16/index.html

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