1 sickened in Colorado from salmonella outbreak linked to NC eggs

1 sickened in Colorado from salmonella outbreak linked to NC eggs
Posted at 12:14 PM, May 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 11:46:53-04

DENVER – One person from Colorado is among 35 people infected with a strain of salmonella in an outbreak that continues to grow, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Late this week, the CDC said it had added 12 more people to the list of people who have been infected with Salmonella Braenderup, stemming from eggs that came from the Rose Acre Farms facility in Hyde County, N.C.

The company pulled 206 million eggs from shelves in April, but the CDC says some might still be developing infections.

"Illnesses that occurred after March 23, 2018, might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill with Salmonella and when the illness is reported. This takes an average of two to four weeks," the CDC said in a statement.

The eggs were sold under brand names Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Publix, Sunups, Glenview, Great Value. They were sold at Walmart and Food Lion stores.

The egg recall is the largest in the U.S. since 2010, the CDC said. Anyone who bought the eggs are urged to return them to where they were bought for a refund.

Aside from the single illness reported in Colorado, all of the other cases are seen along the east coast.

Correction: This story has been corrected to show there are 35 illnesses linked to the eggs, not 47 as was originally reported. This error occurred because a May 10 update on the CDC website said: "As of April 16, 2018, 35 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from 9 states. ... Since the last update on April 16, 2018, 12 more ill people were added to this outbreak." Denver7 misinterpreted that as meaning there were 47 cases. The CDC says the website was supposed to have said "As of May 10, 35 people infected..." and has been fixed, a CDC spokesperson said in a statement to Denver7.