Salmonella Outbreak Affecting Nearly Half of States

July 28, 2020

Facilities that handle food need to be vigilant as an outbreak of salmonella has affected 23 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As of late last week, 212 people have been infected, with 31 people hospitalized but no deaths reported. Oregon and Utah have reported the most infections, with 51 and 40, respectively. The outbreak was first reported on July 10 with 13 cases across three states. The outbreak is rapidly spreading however CDC authorities have not been able to identify a specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain as the source of infection.

Symptoms of salmonella include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headache, and stomach cramps. Although most people recover from the illness, those with weakened immune systems, children under 5 years of age, and adults over 65 are more at risk of severe symptoms or even death.


Latest Articles

Stone Floors Maintenance
August 13, 2020 Dane Gregory

Q&A: Tile and Stone Floor Maintenance

August 11, 2020 Michael Slawson

Smart Restrooms Deliver Hygiene and More

August 6, 2020 Michael Wilson

How to Remove PPE Properly

Sponsored Articles

Excel Dryer
July 21, 2020 Sponsored by Excel Dryer

XLERATOR® + HEPA = Hygienic Hand Drying Solution

July 20, 2020

How GPS Technology Provides Cleaner, Healthier Indoor Air

July 20, 2020 Sponsored by ProTeam Inc.

Facility Masters Addresses New Cleaning Challenges with Cordless Backpack Vacuums

Recent News

Study Questions Effectiveness of Neck Gaiters as Masks
August 13, 2020 CMM Daily News

Study Questions Effectiveness of Neck Gaiters as Masks

August 13, 2020 CMM Daily News

Study Confirms Hospital COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols

August 13, 2020 CMM Daily News

Register for Next Week’s Hand Sanitizer Webinar