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Salmonella Beef from Cargill Illnesses Hit 40

The number of ill persons identified in each state is now as follows: Maine (1), Massachusetts (3), New Hampshire (2), New York (18), Rhode Island (2), Vermont (11), Virginia (2), and West Virginia (1) according to the CDC.

Eleven ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Among 40 persons for whom information is available, illness onset dates range from June 6, 2012 to July 9, 2012. Ill persons range in age from 3 years to 101 years, with a median age of 50 years; 53% are female. Among 33 persons with available information, 11 (33%) reported being hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.  FSIS recalled ground beef on July 22.

Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicate that ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions at a single production facility is the likely source of this outbreak.

  • Gabrielle Meunier

    Hey Bill! Is this particular Salmonella one that is mandatorily tested for? Do you know if it was the CDC/Pulse Net that discovered the culprit? I have to wonder how VT did in the timeliness of their investigation . . .!