May 21, 2015: Sushi Salmonella Outbreak – New Mexico Joins List Of States Cases

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Sushi Salmonella Outbreak Update – New Mexico Reports 6 Confirmed Cases

New Mexico health officials are currently investigating a Salmonella Paratyphi outbreak, according to a joint press release issued on May 15, 2015, by the New Mexico Department of Health, the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and the New Mexico Environment Department. A total of 6 confirmed cases, with illness onset dates ranging from April 4 to May 1, 2015, have been documented. Five of those sickened reside in Bernalillo County and 1 individual resides in Sandoval County. One of the illnesses resulted in hospitalization.

Outbreak May Be Linked To Raw Fish Sushi

Although New Mexico health officials have not confirmed the outbreak source, they have indicated that 5 of those sickened by the outbreak strain reported eating sushi containing raw fish. It was also reported that federal agencies including CDC, and other state agencies are also involved in the investigation following illnesses associated with the same Salmonella Paratyphi strain in their respective jurisdictions. Both California and Arizona recently reported confirmed cases of Salmonella Paratyphi associated with sushi and raw fish consumption.

California and Arizona Also Report Outbreak Cases

On April 20, 2015, California’s Ventura County Public Health announced that 25 cases of Salmonella Paratyphi had been confirmed. Sushi and/or raw tuna were considered a likely source of the illnesses. On May 15, 2015, a joint press release issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Maricopa County Environmental Services Department reported 9 confirmed cases of Salmonella Paratyphi illness in association with eating raw minced or ground tuna in sushi. The illness onset dates ranged form April 3 to April 16, 2015. Thee of those sickened were hospitalized.

Public health officials from all three states urged that anyone with Salmonella Symptoms including nausea, diarrhea (with or without blood), abdominal cramping, and fever, especially those who have recently eaten raw fish, should seek medical attention and diagnostic testing. Diagnosis of Salmonella food poisoning can be confirmed by a stool culture.

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