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Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Cotham and Salmonella Kisarawe Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Bearded Dragons (Final Update)

Posted August 20, 2014 11:15 AM ET

This investigation is over. However, reptiles continue to be an cause of human Salmonella infections in the United States. More information about Salmonella from reptiles and the steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection is available.

Final Case Count Map

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Cotham or Salmonella Kisarawe, by State*

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Cothamj or Salmonella Kisarawe, by State as of July 21, 2014

*n=166 for whom information was reported as of July 21, 2014

A total of 166 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Cotham (160 persons) or Salmonella Kisarawe (6 persons) were reported from 36 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Alaska (1), Arizona (5), California (27), Colorado (3), Florida (3), Georgia (3), Idaho (3), Illinois (8), Indiana (4), Kansas (6), Kentucky (4), Maryland (7), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (7), Minnesota (3), Missouri (8), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (3), Nevada (3), New York (12), North Carolina (4), North Dakota (1), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (5), Texas (7), Utah (3), Virginia (3), Washington (4), West Virginia (1), and Wisconsin (12). 

Previous Case Count Maps

June 12, 2014

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Cotham or Salmonella Kisarawe, by State*

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Cothamj or Salmonella Kisarawe, by State as of April 21, 2014

*n=150 for whom information was reported as of June 6, 2014

A total of 150 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Cotham (145 persons) or Salmonella Kisarawe are (5 persons) have been reported from 35 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alaska (1), Arizona (4), California (24), Colorado (3), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Idaho (3), Illinois (8), Indiana (2), Kansas (6), Kentucky (4), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (4), Michigan (6), Minnesota (3), Missouri (7), North Carolina (4), North Dakota (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (3), Nevada (3), New York (11), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (5), Texas (7), Utah (3), Virginia (3), Washington (4), and Wisconsin (12).

April 23, 2014

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Cotham, by State*

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Cotham, by State as of April 21, 2014

*n=132 for whom information was reported as of April 21, 2014

A total of 132 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Cotham have been reported from 31 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Arizona (4), California (21), Colorado (2), Florida (3), Georgia (1), Idaho (3), Illinois (6), Kansas (6), Kentucky (4), Maryland (3), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (5), Minnesota (3), Missouri (7), Nebraska (1), Nevada (3), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (3), New York (10), North Carolina (2), Ohio (1), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (5), Texas (6), Utah (3), Virginia (3), Washington (4), and Wisconsin (12).

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