Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 5.06.45 PM732 people have been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona in 35 states. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback investigations have identified cucumbers imported from Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce as a likely source of the infections in this outbreak. The number of ill people reported from each state is as follows:

Alabama (1)

Alaska (14)

Arizona (114) – 1 death

Arkansas (11)

California (192) – 1 death

Colorado (18)

Hawaii (1)

Idaho (24)

Illinois (9)

Indiana (3)

Iowa (6)

Kansas (2)

Kentucky (1)

Louisiana (5)

Maryland (1)

Minnesota (37)

Missouri (11)

Montana (14)

Nebraska (6)

Nevada (14)

New Mexico (31)

New York (6)

North Dakota (6)

Ohio (2)

Oklahoma (12) – 1 death

Oregon (20)

Pennsylvania (2)

South Carolina (9)

South Dakota (3)

Texas (34) – 1 death

Utah (53)

Virginia (1)

Washington (22)

Wisconsin (40)

Wyoming (7)

Among people for whom information is available, illnesses started on dates ranging from July 3, 2015 to September 25, 2015. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 99, with a median age of 17. Fifty percent of ill people are children younger than 18 years. Fifty-five percent of ill people are female. Among 536 people with available information, 150 (28%) report being hospitalized.

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