November 28, 2021

Minnesota Salmonella Oranienburg Outbreak Grows to 20 Sick

The Minnesota Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak has grown to include 20 patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overall, at least 419 people in 35 states are sick, and 66 people are hospitalized. Government officials have not yet definitely named the food source that has caused all of these illnesses, but there have been a few clues. In the last update, the CDC said that the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg was found in a restaurant takeout condiment cup that contained cilantro, onions, and limes, and may have included peppers. While limes are probably not the source, since the pH of that fruit is too low to support Salmonella growth, the other three foods may be the culprit. There have been Salmonella outbreaks linked to all of those … [Read more...]

How Many Texans Are Ill in Salmonella Oranienburg Outbreak? Jalapeños Possible

How many Texans are ill in the multistate Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak? And are jalapeños a possible source? While the CDC, with a current official overall case count of 279, says that 81 people who live in that state are sick, one news report says that allegedly, more than 500 Texans are ill in this outbreak, and 80 are hospitalized. UPDATE 9/30/21: The CDC says that 111 Texans are sick in this outbreak. According to News Channel 6, most of those patients live in north Texas, in the Waco area, and Colin County and Dallas County. There is no information on the Texas Department of State Health Services site, or on the Wichita County, Waco, Colin County, or Dallas County web sites about this outbreak. The article also mentions a new potential food source for the outbreak: … [Read more...]

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