By: Candess Zona-Mendola, MakeFoodSafe
As of today, 212 people infected Salmonella Newport have been reported from 23 states. The source of the outbreak still remains a mystery. The CDC confirmed the additional 87 cases today, an update from its July 20 announcement. Of the 212 people sick, 31 have been hospitalized in this multi-state Salmonella outbreak. Oregon and Utah have the most confirmed cases of illness, with 51 and 40 cases, respectively.
Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 19, 2020, to July 11, 2020, Ill people range in age from 0 to 92 years, with a median age of 40.
The outbreak is expected to grow, especially as there is no identified source. The CDC confirmed that illnesses might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported – which is an average of 2 to 4 weeks.
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