Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004


Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Associated with Veterinary Clinic

Bryan Cherry*Comments to Author , Amy Burns*, Geraldine S. Johnson*, Heidi Pfeiffer*, Nellie Dumas*, Donna Barrett†, Patrick L. McDonough‡, and Millicent Eidson*
Author affiliations: *New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA; †Madison County Department of Health, Wampsville, New York, USA; ‡Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York, USA

Main Article


Human and animal Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium cases associated with a veterinary clinic, New York, 2003

Case Age, sex/species Possible exposures Clinic date(s)a Estimated onset date Statusb
Patient 1 31, F Clinic technician 8/6 Confirmed
Patient 2 27, F Clinic technician 7/22 Confirmed
Patient 3 64, F Owner of pet A 8/22 Confirmed
Patient 4 2, F Owner of pet B 8/1 Confirmed
Patient 5 93, F Owner of pet C 8/1 Confirmed
Patient 6 2, M Neighbor owns pet D 7/26 Confirmed
Patient 7 44, F Unknown 9/14 Confirmed
Pet A Cat Dental work by patient 1 7/15–7/16, 7/23–7/25, 8/1 7/18 Suspected
Pet B Cat Dental work by patient 1 7/22–7/23, 7/27, 8/4 7/27 Confirmed
Pet C Dog Dental work by patient 1 7/22–7/23 7/24 Suspected
Pet D Dog In clinic for vomiting/diarrhea 7/14–7/15, 7/16–7/21 7/14 Suspected

aDates when each animal was at clinic X.
bConfirmed, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis match on stool culture; suspected, clinical signs of enteritis or gastroenteritis, stool culture negative.

Main Article

Top of Page The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO