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Epi Curves

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul Infections Linked to Imported Cucumbers (Final Update)

Posted June 20, 2013 4:00 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.

Final 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 strain of Salmonella Saintpaul, by date of illness onset*

Final Epi Curve: Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Saintpaul, by date of illness onset

*n=84 for whom information was reported as of June 18, 2013

Previous Epi Curves

May 8, 2013

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Saintpaul, by date of illness onset*

May 8, 2013 Epi Curve: Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Saintpaul, by date of illness onset

*n=81 for whom information was reported as of May 6, 2013

Illnesses that occurred after April 7, 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.

April 24, 2013

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Saintpaul, by date of illness onset*

April 24, 2013 Epi Curve: Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Saintpaul, by date of illness onset

*n=73 for whom information was reported as of April 22, 2013

Illnesses that occurred after March 23, 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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