Two outbreaks since April 2012.
Will there be a recall with the number of ill has doubled, or will we await deaths?
Today the CDC reported a total of 317 individuals infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 20 states and Puerto Rico. Most of the ill persons (73%) have been reported from California. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alaska (2), Arkansas (1), Arizona (13), California (232), Colorado (4), Connecticut (1), Florida (4), Idaho (2), Kentucky (1), Michigan (2), Missouri (5), North Carolina (1), Nevada (9), New Mexico (2), Oregon (8), Puerto Rico (1), Texas (9), Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington (15), and Wisconsin (1).
Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback investigations conducted by local, state, and federal officials indicate that consumption of Foster Farms brand chicken is the likely source of this outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections. The Outbreak began in February 2013.
In July of 2013 the CDC reported a total of 134 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg were reported from 13 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain was as follows: Alabama (1), Alaska (13), California (11), Hawaii (1), Idaho (2), Massachusetts (1), Montana (2), New York (1), Oregon (40), Utah (3), Virginia (1), Washington (57), and West Virginia (1).
Testing conducted by the Washington State Public Health Laboratories identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg in four intact samples of chicken collected from three ill persons’ homes in Washington, which were traced back to two Foster Farms slaughter establishments. This outbreak began in April 2012
How did I get to 13,752 – See Elaine Scallan’s article. Look on Table 2 and you’ll see that the multiplier is 29.3 so that for every reported case there are an estimated 29.3 cases that are not reported. 451 x 29.3 = 13,752 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3375761/