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Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Heidelberg Infections Linked to Ground Turkey

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, by week of illness onset*

Chart showing bar graph indicating numbers of people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg, by week of illness onset

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

*n=75 for whom information was reported as of 8/1/2011

Among persons for whom information is available, illnesses began on or after March 9, 2011. Ill persons range in age from less than 1 year to 88 years old, with a median age of 23 years old. Forty-eight percent are female.  Among the 58 ill persons with available information, 22 (38%) have been hospitalized. One death has been reported.

The outbreak can be visually described with a chart showing the number of people who became ill each day. This chart is called an epi curve.  Illnesses that occurred after July 5, 2011, might not be reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. This takes an average of 2 to 3 weeks. Please see the Timeline for Reporting of Salmonella Cases for more details.

 
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