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2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Live Poultry

In June, two persons from Minnesota developed Salmonella Montevideo after being in contact with baby chicks originating from an Iowa hatchery. In September, seven more people became ill in North Dakota with the same strain of Salmonella Montevideo. A subsequent nationwide investigation identified a total of 65 matching Salmonella Montevideo isolates. Live poultry contact was a risk factor for these illnesses. Concurrent with this outbreak there was a separate outbreak of a different strain of Salmonella Montevideo which was also linked to live poultry contact.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Dakota, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal Contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Homes, Farms
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 65
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 65
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 8
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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