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125 Salmonella Infantis, Lille, Newport, or Mbandak Illnesses Linked to Mt. Healthy Hatchery

A total of 125 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Lille, Salmonella Newport, or Salmonella Mbandaka have been reported from 26 states.

The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (3), Arizona (3), California (1), Colorado (2), Connecticut (3), Delaware (1), Georgia (1), Illinois (4), Indiana (1), Kentucky (4), Maine (1), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (7), Minnesota (3), Mississippi (2), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (2), New York (10), North Carolina (10), Ohio (19), Pennsylvania (8), Tennessee (12), Vermont (2), Virginia (3), West Virginia (15), and Wisconsin (6).

29% of ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

41% of ill persons are children 10 years of age or younger.

Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback findings have linked this outbreak of human Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Lille, Salmonella Newport, and Salmonella Mbandaka infections to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live baby poultry from Mt. Healthy Hatchery in Ohio.