sushi map.jpgSo far, 93 cases of Salmonella Bareilly illness have been reported in 19 states and the District of Columbia since late January, and that number will surely rise.  The cases are distributed, for the most part, in states east of the Mississippi river.  New York has the most sick residents by far with 23.

Illnesses in the other 18 states, and the District of Columbia, are as follows: Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (4), District of Columbia (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (8), Louisiana (2), Maryland (8), Massachusetts (4), Mississippi (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (6), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (4), South Carolina (3), Texas (3), Virginia (5), and Wisconsin (8).

The CDC is declining to implicate a specific product at this point.  The investigation to-date reveals a possible link with the consumption of sushi, sashimi, or ceviche containing raw fish.  The CDC:

Among 51 ill persons for whom information is available, 35 (69%) reported consuming sushi, sashimi, or similar foods in the week before illness onset. This percentage is higher than expected compared with results from a survey of healthy persons in which 5% of persons reported consuming sushi, sashimi, or ceviche made with raw fish or shellfish in the 7 days before they were interviewed. The investigation into specific types of sushi is ongoing.