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2014-2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Linked to Pet Crested Geckos

In May 2015 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen linked to contact with pet crested geckos purchased from multiple pet stores in different states. As of May 13, 2015 a total of 20 persons infected with the outbreak strain had been reported. Illnesses were reported by 16 states. Illness onsets ranged from January 1, 2014 to March 7, 2015. Three persons had been hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2014
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Washington, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Montana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Florida, Indiana, Tennessee
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • reptile, crested geckos
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 20
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 20
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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