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Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Altona Infections Linked to Chicks and Ducklings

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Altona, by month of illness onset*

Infected with the Outbreak Strain of Salmonella Altona, by known or estimated illness onset

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

*n=37 for whom information was reported as of 6/9/2011

Among the persons with reported dates available, illnesses began between February 25, 2011 and May 23, 2011. Infected individuals range in age from less than one year old to 86 years old and 44 percent of ill persons are 5 years of age or younger. Forty-five percent of patients are male. Among the 32 patients with available information, 9 (28%) were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

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