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2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

As of June 13, 2019 a total of 279 cases of Salmonellosis had been reported by 41 states. Forty people required hospitalization. No deaths had been reported. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with backyard poultry such as chicks and ducklings, from multiple hatcheries was the source of these outbreaks. Multiple Salmonella serotypes were reported. These included Agona, Anatum, Braenderup, Infantis, Montevideo, and Newport. Illnesses started on dates from January 1, 2019 to May 24, 2019.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Iowa, Washington, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Kansas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Live poultry
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 279
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 279
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 40
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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