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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Dispatch

A Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella enterica Serotype Baildon Associated with Domestic Raw Tomatoes

Kate Cummings*Comments to Author , Elizabeth Barrett†, Janet C. Mohle-Boetani*, John T. Brooks‡, Jeff Farrar§, Travis Hunt¶, Anthony Fiore‡, Ken Komatsu#, S. Benson Werner*, and Laurence Slutsker‡
Author affiliations: *California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California, USA;; †Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia, USA;; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;; §California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California, USA;; ¶United States Food and Drug Administration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;; #Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Characteristics of patients with culture-confirmed Salmonella enterica Serotype Baildon

State Cases (#) Hospitalizeda (#) Deathsa (#) Median age (years) Age range (years) Patients >18 years of age (%) Female (%) Range of onset datesb
CA 44 11 1 33 <1-82 89 65 12/18/98-02/02/99
VA 13 4 1 47 20-86 100 69 12/21/98-01/09/99
AZ 13 0 0 26 18-69 92 69 12/18/98-01/29/99
GA 8 1 1 38 17-86 88 75 12/19/98-02/02/99
IL 3 0 0 43 32-58 100 33 12/23/98-01/07/99
AL 2 0 0 66 45-86 100 100 01/07/99
TN 2 0 0 46 41-51 100 50 01/04/99-01/06/99
KS 1 0 0 22 22 100 100 12/06/98
Total 86 16 3 35 <1-86 93 67 12/06/98-02/02/99

aData available for 91% (78) of patients.
bSpecimen collection date was used if patient's symptom onset date was unknown (n = 10).

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