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2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Linked to Live Poultry

In 2016 public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Linked to contact with live poultry. A total of 31 people with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis were reported by 16 states. among people who reported the date they became ill, illnesses began between March 3, 2016 and September 5, 2016. Among 24 ill people with available information, 8 were hospitalized. Two deaths were reported. Salmonella infection was considered to be a cause of death in one person in Mississippi. Although the one person who died in New Jersey had a Salmonella infection, the infection was not considered to be a cause of death.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Utah, Iowa, Washington, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 31
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 31
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 8
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 2
  • Any References:
  • No

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