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Salmonella outbreak rises by 22, California tops 250 cases

In a follow up to the multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday an additional 22 cases of the bacterial infection.

Salmonella outbreak map Image/CDC

Salmonella outbreak map
Image/CDC

As of October 17, 2013, a total of 338 persons infected with seven outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 20 states and Puerto Rico.

Since the last update on October 11, 2013, 22 new ill persons have been reported from three states: Arizona (1), California (20), and Oregon (1).

The number of cases in California alone has jumped to 252.

The CDC reports that 40 percent of the patients stricken with salmonella required hospitalization for their illness. No deaths have been reported.

On October 12, 2013, Costco’s El Camino Real store located in South San Francisco, California recalled more than 9,000 units (approximately 40,000 pounds) of rotisserie chicken products due to possible Salmonella Heidelberg contamination.

On October 17, 2013, Costco’s El Camino Real store recalled an additional 14,093 units of rotisserie chicken products for which cross-contamination of the post-cooked ready-to-eat product was identified as a likely cause.

Salmonella is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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