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Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Schwarzengrund Infections Linked to Dry Pet Food (Final Update)

Posted October 29, 2007

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.

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States with Outbreak-Associated Cases of Salmonella Schwarzengrund

States with Outbreak-Associated Cases of Salmonella Schwarzengrund, January 1, 2006 - September 4, 2007 (62 cases).

CDC is collaborating with public health officials in Pennsylvania and other state health departments and the US Food and Drug Administration to investigate a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella serotype Schwarzengrund infections in humans. These human illnesses have been linked with dry pet food produced by Mars Petcare US at a single manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania. People who think they might have become ill after contact with dry pet food or with an animal that has eaten dry pet food should consult their health-care providers.

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