A Salmonella Newport outbreak that has sickened 212 people in the U.S. has sickened 59 people in Canada, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. The outbreak includes five provinces, 28 people have been hospitalized. Health officials have not yet been able to determine the food source.
In the U.S., when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the outbreak on July 21, there were 125 cases in 15 states. Three days later, the agency said the outbreak had already spread to 23 states sickening 212 people, 31 of whom had been hospitalized. The CDC is seeking help from the public to solve the outbreak.
The number of cases reported from each state is: Arizona (13), California (10), Florida (1), Idaho (5), Illinois (9), Iowa (10), Maine (2), Michigan (15), Minnesota (3), Missouri (3), Montana (11), Nebraska (5), North Carolina (3), North Dakota (3), Ohio (5), Oregon (51), South Dakota (6), Tennessee (2), Utah (40), Virginia (3), Washington (1), Wisconsin (2), and Wyoming (9). The people sickened, who range in age from less than 1 year old to 92 years old, began experiencing symptoms on dates ranging from June 19, 2020 to July 11, 2020.
In Canada, information is available on 28 of 59 people sickened. They range in age from 11 to 77 years old. The number of cases by province is: British Columbia (23), Alberta (31), Manitoba (3), Ontario (1), and Prince Edward Island (1).
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