According to the CDC, as of July 20, 2020, a total of 125 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 15 states.

On July 10, PulseNet identified an outbreak of 13 Salmonella Newport infections in three states. Over the next 10 days, the outbreak rapidly grew to 125 infections in 15 states.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 19, 2020 to July 7, 2020. Ill people range in age from 2 to 92 years, with a median age of 38. Fifty-six percent of ill people are female. Of 72 ill people with information available, 24 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.

State and local public health officials are interviewing ill people to determine what they ate and other exposures in the week before their illness started.

At this time, the investigation has not identified a specific food, grocery store, or restaurant as the source of this outbreak. CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.

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