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2016 Salmonella Oranienburg and Good Earth Egg Company Shell Eggs

In early October 2016 the CDC, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Department of Agriculture, several states and the FDA announced an outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to consumption of shell eggs distributed by Good Earth Egg Company of Bonne Terre, Missouri as the likely source of infections in the outbreak. As of October 3, 2016 there were 8 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Oranienburg. Two people were hospitalized. There were no deaths. The first outbreak associated case experienced onset in April 2016. Cases resided in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Good Earth Egg Company recalled all of its shell eggs because of the potential contamination. Recalled eggs were distributed throughout the Midwest.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Kansas, Missouri
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • eggs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores, Restaurants
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Good Earth Egg Company
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 8
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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