The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are currently investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella. This type of Salmonella is the strain known as Salmonella Bareilly and has hit 19 states and over 90 individuals have contracted Salmonellosis as a result. According to the CDC’s highlights regarding the incident:
- A total of 93 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bareilly have been reported from 19 states and the District of Columbia.
- The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (4), District of Columbia (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (8), Louisiana (2), Maryland (8), Massachusetts (4), Mississippi (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (6), New York (23), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (4), South Carolina (3), Texas (3), Virginia (5), and Wisconsin (8).
- 10 ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
- The investigation has not conclusively identified a food source.
- The investigation is ongoing into individual food items and their sources.
- CDC and FDA are working together on the investigation and will provide updates as soon as they are available.
- If a specific food source is identified for this outbreak, public health officials will alert the public and take further steps to prevent additional illnesses
Currently, the CDC has not determine the source of the Salmonella Bareilly outbreak. The investigation is continuing and we will keep you updated are new information regarding this outbreak emerges.
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