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Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, by known or estimated onset date*

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, by known or estimated onset date

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

*n=25 for whom information was reported as of 7/5/2011.

The outbreak can be visually described with a chart showing the number of people who became ill each day. This chart is called an epidemic curve or epi curve. Illnesses that occurred after June 15, 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. For more information, please see Salmonella Outbreak Investigations: Timeline for Reporting Cases.

 
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