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Epi Curves

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Mbandaka Infections Linked to Tahini Sesame Paste (Final Update)

Posted June 21, 2013 3:00 PM ET

This outbreak appears to be over. However, Salmonella is an important cause of human illness in the United States. More information about Salmonella, and steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection, can be found on the CDC Salmonella Web Page.

Current Epi Curve

This outbreak can be visually described with a chart showing the number of persons who became ill each day. This chart is called an epi curve. Please see the Timeline for Reporting of Salmonella Cases for more details on the reporting process.

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Montevideo or Salmonella Mbandaka, by date of illness onset*

Final Epi Curve: Salmonella Mbandaka, by date of illness onset

*n=14 for whom information was reported as of June 18, 2013

Previous Epi Curves

May 22, 2013

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Montevideo or Salmonella Mbandaka, by date of illness onset*

May 22, 2013 Epi Curve: Salmonella Mbandaka, by date of illness onset

*n=7 for whom information was reported as of May 17, 2013

Illnesses that occurred after May 10, 2013 might not yet be reported 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 4 weeks.

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