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16 Sick by Diamond Dog Food in 9 States and Canada

A total of 15 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis have been reported from 9 states. Additionally, one ill person has been reported from Canada.

Screen Shot 2012-05-11 at 3.23.06 PM.pngThe number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Connecticut (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (3), North Carolina (3), New Jersey (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), and Virginia (1). One new ill person was reported from Pennsylvania.  Additionally, one ill person has been reported from Canada.

Among the 10 patients with available information, 5 (50%) were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Multiple brands of dry dog food produced by Diamond Pet Foods at a single manufacturing facility in South Carolina have been linked to some of the human Salmonella infections.

  • Paul F Schwarz

    Who would have thought that feeding mans best friend would result in an outbreak of salmonella? This is the United States of America for Gods sake!
    Paul A Schwarz Jr
    Section 51 Row 1 Grave 3 Ft Leavenworth/Leavenworth National Cemetery