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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
December 25, 2013

Nearly 400 Cases Reported in Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak

JAMA. 2013;310(24):2608. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.283915

The ongoing public health investigation into a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg shows that as of November 15, 389 people in 23 states and Puerto Rico have been infected.

About 40% of those who became ill were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Local, state, and federal investigators have indicated that chicken from 3 California facilities of poultry producer Foster Farms is the likely source of the infections. Nearly three-fourths of the outbreak cases have been reported in California.