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Red Book Online Outbreaks

June 20, 2024

Information and resource links for current infectious disease outbreaks. This section focuses on outbreaks that affect the pediatric population and that have been identified in multiple U.S. states; other outbreak types may be covered occasionally as situations warrant.

Outbreaks are reviewed weekly and updated when new information is available from the CDC.

Please take a few minutes to provide us with feedback on these Red Book Online Outbreaks pages: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RBOOutbreaks 


Updated 6/17/24 | Announced April 2024

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) is widespread in wild birds worldwide and is causing outbreaks in poultry and US dairy cows with several cases in US dairy workers.


Updated 6/17/24 | Announced January 2019

Measles

Pediatricians are advised to monitor for outbreaks of measles in the US.


Updated 6/20/24 | Announced June 2024

CDC and public health officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Cotham infections linked to contact with pet bearded dragons.


Updated 6/13/24 | Announced June 2024

Public health officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella illnesses linked to cucumbers.


Updated 5/31/24 | Announced May 2024

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry 

Public health officials are investigating multistate outbreaks of Salmonella illnesses linked to contact with backyard poultry.


Updated 5/23/24 | Announced May 2024

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Organic Walnuts

Pediatricians are advised to monitor for a multistate outbreak of E. coli infections linked to organic walnuts.


Updated 6/20/24 | Announced April 2024

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Fresh Basil 

As of June 18, 2024, this outbreak is over.

Pediatricians are advised to monitor for a multistate outbreak of Salmonella illnesses linked to fresh basil.


Updated 6/20/24 | Announced May 2022

Mpox 

In the United States, cases of mpox (formerly monkeypox) have declined since peaking in August 2022, but the outbreak is not over. Pediatric cases are rare (<0.1% of all cases).


Updated 6/6/24 | Announced August 2014

Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Pediatricians are advised to monitor an increase in cases of acute flaccid myelitis since 2014 because, although the condition is rare, most cases have been in children.


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