January 9, 2009: CDC Update On Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak

The CDC reports that as of Wednesday, January 7, 2009, there are 388 confirmed cases Salmonella Typhimurium human infection connected to an ongoing 42 state outbreak.  Dates of illness are available for 372 persons, and indicate that the illnesses began between September 3 and December 29, 2008.  Most of the illnesses began after October 1, 2008. Patients range in age from <1 to 103 years; and approximately 70 individuals were hospitalized.

The CDC also stated that they are collaborating with public health officials nationwide to identify the contaminated product(s) or food(s) that may be causing this latest Salmonella outbreak.

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