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Wegmans Pine Nuts Salmonella Outbreak: Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia

Screen Shot 2011-11-04 at 8.16.32 AM.pngA total of 42 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 5 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain is as follows: Maryland (1), New Jersey (2), New York (27), Pennsylvania (8), and Virginia (4).

Among 42 persons for whom information is available, illnesses began on or after August 20, 2011. Ill persons range in age from <1 to 94 years, and the median age is 43 years old. Sixty percent of patients are female. Two patients were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.