07/19/2017: LOCS Notice: Notification of Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections

Dear Clinical Partners and Laboratories,

Please be aware that CDC and public health officials in several states have identified a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to various clinical and teaching microbiology laboratories.

  • Twenty-four people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were reported from 16 states.
  • Six ill people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

This strain of Salmonella Typhimurium has previously been associated with infections linked to microbiology laboratory exposure.

Laboratory-associated salmonellosis continues to be a public health problem. This outbreak is a reminder that bacteria used in microbiology laboratories can sicken people who work in labs. Others who live in their households can also get sick, even if the household members never visited the laboratory.

For additional information, please visit the Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Exposure to Clinical and Teaching Microbiology Laboratories webpage.

Please forward this message to other clinical and public health laboratories.

Thank you,

The Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

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