A ground beef Salmonella outbreak has sickened 10 people killing one of them. The outbreak strain, Salmonella Dublin, is so virulent that the hospitalization rate for this outbreak is more than four times the average.
The illnesses were reported from six states between August 8, 2019, and September 22, 2019, among people ranging in age from 48 to 74 years old, eight of whom are male. The case count by state is: California (2), Colorado (3), Iowa (1), Kansas (2), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (1). The fatality occurred in California.
One reason the hospitalization rate for this outbreak is so high is that the outbreak strain Salmonella Dublin causes illnesses that are more severe because the infection spreads from the gastrointestinal tract to the bloodstream, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Lab tests identified the outbreak strain in leftover ground beef collected from the home of one of the California patients and in six samples of raw beef products collected from slaughter and processing establishments. However, the names of these companies have not been released and no recall has been issued. The reason, say outbreak investigators, is that they have not yet identified a single, common supplier of ground beef.
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