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2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Dublin Infections Linked to Ground Beef

In November 2019 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Dublin Infections linked to consumption of ground beef. Thirteen people were reported with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Dublin were reported by 68 states. Nine people had been hospitalized. There was one death in California. Illness onset dates ranged from August 8, 2019 to October 22, 2019. In interviews, ill people reported eating different types and brands of ground beef purchased from different locations. Laboratory testing identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella Dublin in repackaged leftover ground beef collected from an ill person's home in California. On November 15, 2019, Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, California recalled 34,222 pounds of ground beef. Recalled beef was produced on July 23, 2019 and shipped to recall locations in California. Products were labeled as Stater Bros Ground Beef brand with the establishment number "EST. 6063A." However, a single supplier, distributor, or brand of ground beef was not identified that could account for all of the illnesses in this outbreak. The outbreak was declared over on December 30, 2019.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Colorado, Iowa, Washington, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home, Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Central Valley Meat Company
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 13
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 13
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 9
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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