Category Archives: salmonella

Salmonella and backyard poultry

Outbreak: Salmonella and backyard poultry 
Product: Chicks, chickens, ducks, ducklingsInvestigation Start Date: 06/26/15
Location: Multi-stateEtiology: Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Hadar, Salmonella Indiana, & Salmonella Muenchen
Earliest known case onset date: 01/03/2015Latest case onset date: 09/07/2015
Confirmed Case Count: 252Positive Samples: 0
Hospitalizations: 63Deaths: 0


In January 2015, a coast to coast outbreak infected 252 people with four different strains of Salmonella infections: Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Hadar, Salmonella Indiana, and Salmonella Muenchen. By the end of the outbreak on September 6th, 2015, all but 7 U.S. states had at least one person ill. 63 people were hospitalized but thankfully no one died. Click the following link to view the CDC outbreak page.

From the Annals of the IOM

Episode 4: Salmonella and Backyard Poultry. Click the play button to view our informational video on this outbreak!

CDC outbreak map.
Epi curve for the outbreak.
The International Outbreak Museum exhibit, next to Bill Keene action figure.