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2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Anatum Linked to Imported Hot Peppers

In June 2016, public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Anatum infections involving 32 patients residing in 9 states. Illness onset dates ranged from May 6-July 9, 2016. Eight people were hospitalized. There were no deaths. The outbreak strain was isolated from an imported Anaheim pepper. The combined epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicated that fresh hot peppers were the likely source of infection, but a single pepper type or source farm was not identified.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • peppers
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JAGX01.0188
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurants, home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 32
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 32
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 8
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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