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CDC Investigating Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella, New Jersey Included

(September 27, 2021)CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are collecting different types of data to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections. The investigation has not yet identified a food linked to illness.

 

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Laboratory Data

State and local officials have collected food items from some of the restaurants where sick people ate. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg was found in a sample taken from a takeout condiment cup containing cilantro and lime. The sick person reported that the condiment container also contained onions, but none were left in the cup when it was tested.

Because multiple food items were present in the container and in the sample that was tested, it is not possible to know which food item was contaminated. We are using this information in conjunction with other available information to help narrow the list of possible foods linked to illness.

Where Sick People Lived

Posted September 23, 2021

This map shows where people in this Salmonella outbreak lived.

This outbreak may not be limited to the states listed below. This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella.

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