CDC updates human Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak
Aug. 9, 2013
by Meat&Poultry staff
ATLANTA -- A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigation update regarding the multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to live poultry indicates a total of 307 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 37 states.
Among 193 ill persons with available information, 49 (25 percent) have been hospitalized. Sixty percent of ill persons are children 10 years of age or younger. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback findings have linked this outbreak of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live baby poultry purchased from multiple feed stores and sourced from multiple mail-order hatcheries. Continuing traceback investigations to determine the ultimate source of Salmonella Typhimurium infected live poultry linked to this outbreak have been difficult because of the complicated distribution network for these birds.
CDC reports the number of ill persons identified per state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arizona (7), California (9), Colorado (37) Florida (5), Georgia (4), Idaho (3), Illinois (1), Indiana (10), Iowa (7), Kansas (15), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (9), Massachusetts (2), Minnesota (3), Mississippi (6), Missouri (18), Montana (2), Nebraska (14), Nevada (1), New Hampshire (1), New Mexico (16), New York (17), North Dakota (5), Oklahoma (15), Oregon (10), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (2), Texas (32), Utah (10), Vermont (1), Washington (19), West Virginia (1), Wisconsin (5),and Wyoming (4).