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2016 Multistate Oubreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Backyard Chickens

In 2016 public health officials investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to exposure to live poultry/backyard chickens. A total of 249 people infected with the outbreak strains of S. Enteritidis were reported from 25 states. Among people who reported the date they became ill, illnesses began between January 4, 2016 and August 18, 2016. Among the 228 ill people with available information, 52 were hospitalized. One death was reported. Salmonella infection was not considered to be a cause of death.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Florida, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JEGX01.0005, JEGX01.0021, JEGX01.0004
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 249
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 249
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 52
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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