The outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Chicken
October 17. 2018- CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infections linked to raw chicken products. As of October 15, 2018, 92 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis have been reported from 29 states (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington). Twenty-one people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.89% of the people interviewed, reported preparing or eating chicken products that were purchased raw, including ground chicken, chicken pieces, and whole chicken. Ill people reported buying many different brands of raw chicken products from multiple stores. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis has been identified in samples from raw chicken pet food, from raw chicken products, and from live chickens. WGS showed that the Salmonella from these samples is closely related genetically to the Salmonella from ill people. WGS analysis of isolates from 43 ill people and 68 food or environmental samples predicted resistance to some or all of the following antibiotics: ampicillin, ceftriaxone, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, fosfomycin, gentamicin, hygromycin, kanamycin, nalidixic acid, streptomycin, sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. @ https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/infantis-10-18/index.html
Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Chicken Products | Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Chicken Products | October 2018 | Salmonella | CDC
CDC Investigation Notice: A multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Infections has been linked to raw chicken products.