Salmonella Infections Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts from One Contaminated Seed Lot (Final Update)
Posted May 13, 2016 12:00 PM ET
This outbreak appears to be over. However, sprouts are known to cause foodborne illness and outbreaks. More information about steps to reduce your risk of getting sick from eating sprouts is available on the Advice to Consumers page.
People infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Muenchen or Salmonella Kentucky, by date of illness onset*
*n=26 for whom information was reported as of May 9, 2016. Some illness onset dates have been estimated from other reported information.
Previous Epi Curves
People infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Muenchen, by date of illness onset*
*n=11 for whom information was reported as of February 22, 2016. Illnesses that occurred after January 31, 2016 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.