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Salmonella Newport Outbreak Identified by CDC

07/23/2020

According to a CDC release on July 22nd PulseNet identified a cluster of thirteen Salmonella Newport infections in three states on July 10th.  Over the following two weeks, the number of confirmed cases increased to 125 in fifteen states. The outbreak has resulted in twenty-four hospitalizations to date.

 

 Investigations are in progress to ascertain the vehicle and source of infection.  Whole genome sequencing has demonstrated that the isolates are closely related suggesting a common source. 

 

Based on the fact that the source is unknown, the CDC has not issued any recommendations concerning avoidance of specific foods.

 


People infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport, by date of illness onset*

People infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport, by state of residence, as of July 20, 2020 (n=125)