Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant _Salmonella_ serotypes I 4,[5],12:i:-, Infantis, Newport, and London infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats. As of [31 Jul 2019], a total of 127 people infected with the outbreak strains of _Salmonella_ have been reported from 33 states.

State / Ill People
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Alabama / 1
Arizona / 1
California / 1
Colorado / 3
Connecticut / 1
Florida / 3
Georgia / 2
Hawaii / 1
Illinois / 7
Indiana / 5
Iowa / 23
Kansas / 3
Kentucky / 6
Louisiana / 1
Maine / 1
Massachusetts / 4
Michigan / 12
Minnesota / 1
Missouri / 6
New Hampshire / 1
New Jersey / 2
New Mexico / 1
New York / 15
North Carolina / 2
North Dakota / 1
Ohio / 5
Oregon / 2
Pennsylvania / 6
South Carolina / 2
Texas / 2
Utah / 1
Washington / 1
Wisconsin / 4
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Total / 127

Illnesses started on dates ranging from [16 Jun 2015] to [6 Jul 2019].
Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 90 years, with a
median age of 40 years. A total of 55 (45%) ill people are female. Of
88 ill people with information available, 26 (30%) have been
hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

<https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/pet-treats-07-19/index.html>