April 12, Food Safety News – (National) Outbreak potentially linked to sushi expands to 116 cases.
A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly that previously sickened 100 expanded to include at least 116 victims across 20 states, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this latest outbreak report, released April 11, CDC reported, “The investigation has not conclusively identified a food source,” however evidence suggests sushi may be the contaminated product. Cases are largely centered in states on the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico, but also extend to the Midwest. The number of sickened individuals in each state is as follows: Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (5), District of Columbia (2), Florida (1), Georgia (5), Illinois (10), Louisiana (2), Maryland (11), Massachusetts (8), Mississippi (1), Missouri (2), New Jersey (7), New York (24), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island (5), South Carolina (3), Texas (3), Virginia (5), and Wisconsin (12). Among those infected, 12 are reported to have been hospitalized. Illnesses related to the outbreak were first reported January 28, and current case counts are accurate as of March 31.