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2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts, Michigan

Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses occurred among Michigan residents from Bay, Genesee, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties who had eaten raw alfalfa sprouts. The source of the sprouts was not described.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Michigan
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 14
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 12
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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