Multistate Salmonellosis Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes   
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Multistate Salmonellosis Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes

What You Need To Know

NJDOH is working closely with CDC, FDA, and other state public health officials on a multistate Salmonellosis outbreak investigation linked to cantaloupes. 
  • Clinicians should order stool culture for patients when the clinical presentation or history suggests a possible Salmonella infection.
  • Laboratories are required to submit all Salmonella isolates to PHEL within 3 days for further confirmation and characterization to aid in public health surveillance.
  • All cases, clusters, and outbreaks should be reported to the Local Health Department where the patient resides; contact information is available at:
  • Cases should be interviewed promptly using the Salmonella Case Report Form and information gathered should be entered into the DSQ (Sources of Infection and Risk Factors) section within CDRSS.

For More Information

Please contact the Foodborne and Waterborne Illness team at with any questions regarding this message. 
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