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2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Linked to Cucmbers Sold at Costco, Washington

Six cases of Salmonella Infantis were associated with consumption of English cucumbers purchased at various Costco stores in Washington. Illnesses began in August 2018. The last reported illness occurred on September 15, 2018.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Cucumber
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • No

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