Epi Curves (Final Update)
Four Multistate Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks
Posted September 24, 2015 4:15 PM ET
These investigations are over. However, live poultry, including those kept in backyard flocks, remain an important cause of human Salmonella infections in the United States. More information about Salmonella from live poultry and the steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection is available.
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 Cases of Salmonella Infection for more details on the reporting process.
Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis, Hadar, Indiana, Muenchen, or Muenster, by month of illness onset*
*n=251 for whom information was available as of September 23, 2015. Some illness onset dates have been estimated from other reported information.
Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis, Hadar, Indiana, Muenchen, or Muenster, by date of illness onset*
*n=218 for whom information was reported as of July 29, 2015.
People infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis, Hadar, Indiana, or Muenchen, by date of illness onset*
*n=181 for whom information was reported as of June 29, 2015. Illnesses that occurred after June 1, 2015, 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 4 weeks.