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2014 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Wonton Foods Bean Sprouts

On November 21, 2014 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of bean sprouts produced by Wonton Foods, Inc. On January 23, 2015 the CDC published the final update of the outbreak summary. As of that date, 115 people residing in 12 states were infected with the outbreak strain. Twenty five percent had been hospitalized. In interviews, 61 (72%) of 85 ill persons reported eating bean sprouts or menu items containing bean sprouts in the week before becoming ill. Illness onsets ranged from September 30, 2014 to 15, 2014. Ill patients lived in the northeastern US with the exception of one patient in Montana. this person traveled to the east coast during the likely exposure period.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2014
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Montana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Sprouts, bean
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Wonton Foods
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 115
  • 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:
  • 19
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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