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Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Altona and Salmonella Johannesburg Infections Linked to Chicks and Ducklings

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Altona and Salmonella Johannesburg, by month of illness onset*

Chart showing bar graph indicating numbers of peopleinfected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Altona and Salmonella Johannesburg, by known or estimated illness onset

Onset data not currently available for all persons with reported illness.

*n=68 for whom information was reported as of 6/27/2011

Salmonella Altona

Among the persons with reported dates available, illnesses began between February 25, 2011 and June 6, 2011. Infected individuals range in age from less than one year old to 86 years old, and 39% of ill persons are 5 years of age or younger. Forty-nine percent of patients are male. Among the 44 patients with available information, 12 (27%) were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Salmonella Johannesburg

Among the persons with reported dates available, illnesses began between March 19, 2011 and May 24, 2011. Infected individuals range in age from less than one year old to 55 years old, and 82 percent of ill persons are 5 years of age or younger. Thirty-six percent of patients are male. Among the 17 patients with available information, 6 (35%) were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

 
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