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Salmonella (Salmonellosis) 


Salmonellosis is an infection with a bacteria called Salmonella, which live in the intestinal tracts of animals, including birds.  Salmonella are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces.

Over 50 cases of Salmonella are reported in Alaska each year, with most cases being sporadic, with no identified source.  Alaska was affected by the large multi-state Salmonella Poona outbreak linked to raw cucumbers in 2015 which infected over 800 people in 38 states.  Read more about Alaska's response in the Bulletin 'Multistate Salmonella Poona Outbreak Linked to Cucumbers​'.  

Providers are reminded to report suspected or confirmed cases of Salmonellosis to Alaska Section of Epidemiology at (907) 269-8000.

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