According to the Daily Dispatch:
To date, the state health department is reporting 48 confirmed cases of Salmonella Oranienburg in the Sierra Vista (Arizona) area since Sept. 1. In addition, health officials have confirmed three new cases of salmonella, but the exact type has not been determined. If any of those three are Oranienburg, they will be added to the existing count.
I found several other Salmonella Oranienburg outbreaks cited over the last several years:
- Salmonella enterica serotype Oranienburg infections associated with consumption of locally produced Tyrolean cheese
- Salmonella Oranienburg, Ontario – Cantaloupes were imported into Ontario from numerous sources including the United States, Mexico, and Central America.
- This study involved 82 Salmonella enterica serovar Oranienburg isolates from patients with gastroenteritis and/or focal infections, healthy carriers, and cuttlefish chips which were epidemiologically linked to a major outbreak that had affected 1,505 people in Japan between 1998 and 1999.
- A multistate outbreak of Salmonella javiana and Salmonella oranienburg infections due to consumption of contaminated cheese.
- From November 1981 to August 31, 1982, 126 bacteriologically confirmed cases of Salmonella oranienburg infections were reported in Norway. The investigation lead to the discovery of contaminated black pepper as the source of the outbreak.
- One hundred and two cases of Salmonella Oranienburg infection were notified to the Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB), South Australia, from March to June 1998. Food history questionnaires indicated that Italian food, in particular pasta, pizza and gelato featured highly in the food frequency analysis.
Black Forrest Bakery
Brook-Lea Country Club
Cafe Santa Fe
Corky & Lenny’s
Old South Restaurant
San Antonio Taco
Seasons at the Pond
Wyndham Anatole Hotel
Interestingly, there is another Salmonella outbreak – this one in Kane County Illinois as reported by Tim Wagner: Kane outbreak of salmonella still puzzling health experts
In Kane County Illinois alone, 15 laboratory-confirmed salmonella cases with the same strain of bacteria were reported to the health department last year, compared to four on average. Health department officials are working to create awareness of this specific form of salmonella. They also are attempting to identify the cause, but it has proven ultra-difficult, given that the cases have been widespread — eight were reported in Aurora and seven more in the Elgin/Carpentersville area. Of the 15 cases, six were reported to the health department in December.