According to the CDC, in August 2011, CDC identified a sustained increase in the number of Salmonella Heidelberg isolates with the outbreak strain reported to PulseNet from New York and New Jersey. From April 1 to November 4, 2011, a total of 157 illnesses were reported in New York (93 cases) and New Jersey (64 cases).
However, according to CIDRAP and efoodalert the numbers of ill and the states involved are different:
• 89 cases in New York State
• 64 cases in New Jersey
• Maryland health officials have received reports of nine cases linked to the outbreak, including seven adults and two children
• The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH) has confirmed seven outbreak-related cases that occurred from April through August
• Minnesota one
Let the counting begin.