One illness reported in Colorado as salmonella outbreak traced to eggs grows

Desiree Steele
May 14, 2018

A salmonella outbreak that led to the multi-state recall in April of more than 200 million eggs has worsened in recent weeks, with the number of people sickened by the bacteria rising to nearly three dozen. Other affected brand names include Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups. This brought the number of people sickened by the salmonella outbreak to 35 across nine states.

Twelve more people have been reported sick since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first issued an advisory about the outbreak in April, the organization announced Thursday.


Nine states have reported illnesses: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and SC.

In April, Rose Acre Farms recalled its products after federal officials tied the illnesses to the company's facility in North Carolina, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. They were sold at Walmart and Food Lion stores. Illnesses have been reported in all of the states, the majority of which were from NY and Virginia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. Another 16 people recalled that they ate dishes with egg at a restaurant, with representatives from the restaurants confirming to the CDC that they used shell eggs when preparing the dishes.


In April, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a mandatory recall of kratom products manufactured by Las Vegas-based Triangle Pharmanaturals after investigators found that numerous products contained salmonella.

The symptoms, which include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, take about 12-72 hours after exposure to take effect. At times, infections could be fatal, especially in young children or elderly people.


Chickens can pass the bacteria to eggs because eggs leave hens through the same passageway as feces.

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