Update: US tomato/pepper/cilantro ever-growing outbreak, the facts

July 15, 2008

Reports from the FDA and CDC (from late May to date) indicate:

  • 167  228 552 613 756 869 922 1017 1090 1148 1167 1196 1220 1237 confirmed cases of Salmonella Saintpaul poisoning from contaminated raw tomatoes, peppers, and/or cilantro.
  • At least 23 25 48 53 69 95 107 111 203 210 220 228 hospitalizations have been reported.
  • 2 deaths are believed to be associated with the outbreak.
  • 17 23  28 30 34 36 40 41 42 43 states involved. Texas has the largest number of cases with 131 384 448 people affected while Ilinois had 34 100 104,  followed by New Mexico at 70  98 102.
  • Illnesses began between April 16 and May 27.
  • Patients range in age from 1 to 82 years; 49% are female
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that for every salmonella case reported, 38 are not brought to the attention of physicians.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/

2 Responses to “Update: US tomato/pepper/cilantro ever-growing outbreak, the facts”

  1. DR Says:

    1167 confirmed cases x 38 unreported/reported ratio = 44,346 cases of Salmonella St.Paul = me rapidly losing faith in the “system”


  2. […] Providence Journal Black pepper to blame for salmonella outbreak – Health – Food safety – msnbc.com Update: US tomato/pepper/cilantro ever-growing outbreak, the facts Food Democracy Salmonella Tomato Outbreak Warning Expanded ? 6/10/2008 New Salmonella Outbreak Spreads Across the […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: