93 sick, 20 hospitalized in 27 states.
Since the last update on July 3, 2019, 48 ill people and three additional Salmonella serotypes have been added to this investigation. Additional Salmonella serotypes include Infantis, London, and Newport. Salmonella serotype I 4,,12:i:- was originally cultured.
A total of 93 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 27 states.
Twenty ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Epidemiologic evidence indicates that contact with pig ear dog treats is the likely source of this outbreak.
In interviews, 63 (90%) of 70 ill people reported contact with a dog before getting sick.
Of 49 people with available information, 34 (69%) reported contact with pig ear dog treats or with dogs who were fed pig ear dog treats.
On July 3, 2019, Pet Supplies Plus recalled bulk pig ears stocked in open bins because they might be contaminated with Salmonella.
Do not feed recalled pig ears to your dog. Throw them away in a secure container so that your pets and other animals can’t eat them.
Even if some of the recalled pig ears were fed to your dog and no one got sick, do not continue to feed them to your dog.
Wash containers, shelves, and areas that held the recalled pig ear dog treats with hot, soapy water.
A common supplier of pig ear treats in this outbreak has not been identified.
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