Multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to Laboratories

CDC and public health officials in several states have identified a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to various clinical, commercial, and teaching microbiology laboratories.

As noted in the official notice, this is the third outbreak associated with US microbiology teaching labs in the past six years.  The biosafety community is being asked to assist in assuring that microbiology teaching labs are utilizing best practices for the safe handling of common pathogens.  Both CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-07-17/advice.html) and ASM (https://www.asm.org/index.php/education-2/22-education/8308-new-version-available-for-comment-guidelines-for-best-biosafety-practices-in-teaching-laboratories) have produced guidelines for microbiology laboratories.  


Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Exposure to Clinical and Teaching Microbiology Laboratories
Source: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Report