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Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to Cantaloupe (Final Update)

Posted October 5, 2012 3:15 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 and the CDC Vital Signs 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 Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport, by date of illness onset*

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium, by date of illness onset

*n=261 for whom information was reported as of October 4, 2012

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Previous Epi Curves

Epi Curve: September 12, 2012

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport, by date of illness onset*

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium, by date of illness onset as of September 12, 2012

*n=270 for whom information was reported as of September 12, 2012. Illnesses that occurred after August 20, 2012 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 3 weeks.

Epi Curve: August 30, 2012

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport, by date of illness onset*

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport, by date of illness onset as of August 30, 2012

*n=204 for whom information was reported as of August 30, 2012. Illnesses that occurred after August 7, 2012 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 3 weeks.

Epi Curve: August 22, 2012

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport, by date of illness onset*

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport, by date of illness onset as of August 22, 2012

*n=178 for whom information was reported as of August 22, 2012. Illnesses that occurred after July 31, 2012 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 3 weeks.

Epi Curve: August 17, 2012

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport, by date of illness onset*

Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport, by date of illness onset as of August 17, 2012

*n=141 for whom information was reported as of August 17, 2012. Illnesses that occurred after July 26, 2012 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 3 weeks.

 
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