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2010 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Human contact with Guinea Pigs

In 2010 local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to human contact with pet guinea pigs. Traceback and environmental investigations were conducted at homes, stores, and breeder or broker facilities. Ten outbreak associated cases residing in 8 states were identified. One patient was hospitalized. No one died.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Wisconsin
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JEGX01.0021/JEGA26.0002
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 10
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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