COCA Now: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs

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Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs

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CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections. As of April 16, 2018, 23 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from 9 states. Six people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.

Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that the shell eggs supplied by Rose Acre Farms are the likely source of this multistate outbreak.

On April 13, 2018, Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. FDA investigators inspected the Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County, North Carolina farm. Laboratory testing identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup in environmental samples taken at the farm.

To read the full investigation notice, click here. For epi curves, click here. For case count maps, click here.  For key resources about Salmonella Braenderup infections linked to shell eggs, click here. Additional information about Salmonella for healthcare professionals and laboratories can be found here.

This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide updates when more information is available.