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Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Count Now Tops 500

 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that 529 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 43 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (2), Arizona (11), Arkansas (5), California (68), Colorado (13), Connecticut (9), Georgia (6), Hawaii (3), Idaho (13), Illinois (6), Indiana (6), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Maine (4), Maryland (8), Massachusetts (43), Michigan (26), Minnesota (36), Missouri (9), Mississippi (3), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (11), New Jersey (23), New York (20), Nevada (5), North Carolina (6), North Dakota (12), Ohio (72), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (11), Pennsylvania (14), Rhode Island (4), South Dakota (4), Tennessee (9), Texas (6), Utah (5), Vermont (4), Virginia (21), Washington (13), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (3), and Wyoming (2). Additionally, one ill person was reported from Canada.

Among the persons with confirmed, reported dates available, illnesses began between September 1, 2008 and January 16, 2009. Patients range in age from under 1 to 98 years. The median age of patients is 16 years which means that half of ill persons are younger than 16 years. 21 percent  are age under 5 years, 15 percent are  over 59 years. 48 percent of patients are female. Among persons with available information, 22 percent reported being hospitalized. Infection may have contributed to eight deaths: Idaho (1), Minnesota (3), North Carolina (1), Ohio (1), and Virginia (2).