Sixty-three more ill people from 14 states were added to this investigation since the last update on October 4, 2018. Six more states reported ill people: Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington.
As of October 23, 2018, 120 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 22 states. Arizona 21, California 27, Colorado 23, Hawaii 1, Idaho 2, Iowa 1, Illinois 1, Indiana 1, Kansas 1, Kentucky 1, Minnesota 1, Montana 5, New Mexico 1, Nevada 3, Ohio 2, Oklahoma 4, Oregon 1, South Dakota 6, Texas 2, Utah 9, Washington 3, Wyoming 4.
Thirty-three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018 to September 28, 2018. Ill people range in age from less than one year to 88, with a median age of 42. Fifty-nine percent are male. Of 95 people with information available, 33 (35%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
State and local health departments continue to ask ill people questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Sixty-six (93%) of 71 people interviewed reported eating ground beef at home.
Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicates that ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc. is a likely source of this outbreak. On October 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson, Inc. recalled approximately 6.5 million pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.
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