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2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms

Forty four people were infected with an indistinguishable strain of Salmonella Enteritidis associated with consuming eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms. Illnesses were reported from 11 states. Illness onsets ranged from May 17, 2018 to August 26, 2018. Twelve people were hospitalized. No one died On September 8, 2018, Gravel Ridge Farms recalled cage free large eggs because they might be contaminated with Salmonella. Recalled eggs had a "best if used by" dates of July 25, 2018 through October 3, 2018.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Ohio, Montana, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • eggs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant, Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Gravel Ridge Farms
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 44
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 44
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 12
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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