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).

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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.