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2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Linked to Backyard Chickens

In 2016 public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis associated with contact with backyard chickens. A total of 219 people infected with the outbreak strain was reported from 39 states. Among people who reported the date they became ill, illnesses began between February 15, 2016 and September 10, 2016. Forty nine people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JFXX01.0081
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 219
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 219
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 49
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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