In a follow-up on the multi-state Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to beef from JBS Tolleson, an additional 126 ill people from 13 states were included in the investigation since the last update on October 23, 2018. Three more states reported ill people: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Missouri.

64 percent of outbreak cases have been reported from three states–Arizona, California and Colorado.

As of November 15, 2018, 246 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 25 states. Fifty-nine people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Epidemiologic, laboratory, 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 6.9 million pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

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In some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body.

Children younger than 5 years, adults older than 65 years, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

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