125 people infected in an outbreak of Salmonella Newport with unknown origin

The CDC announced the investigation of a rapidly growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport, with 125 people infected from 15 states. Twenty-four hospitalizations have been reported and no deaths. The source of the outbreak is unknown. Whole Genome Sequencing showed that bacteria isolated from ill people were closely related genetically. Therefore, they share a common source of infection. As of July 20, 2020 infections were found in the following states: California (3), Illinois (1), Iowa (3), Michigan (12) Minnesota (3), Missouri (2), Montana (11), North Carolina (3), Ohio (5), Oregon (42), Tennessee (1), Utah (28), Washington (1), Wisconsin (1), and Wyoming (9). Of 72 ill people with information available, 24 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported. On July 10, the CDC’s PulseNet identified the outbreak of 13 Salmonella Newport infections in three states. Over the next 10 days, the outbreak rapidly grew to 125 infections in 15 states.  @ https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html

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