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Red Book Online Outbreaks

September 21, 2023

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.

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Posted 8/23/23 | Announced August 2023

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Small Turtles

CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley and Salmonella Pomona infections linked to small turtles.


Updated 9/7/23 | Announced August 2023

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice Cream

CDC is currently investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to "Soft Serve on The Go" Ice Cream Cups and "Ice Cream House" Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Products.


CDC, the Mexican Ministry of Health, and US state and local health departments are responding to a multinational outbreak of fungal meningitis among people who had procedures under epidural anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico.


Updated 7/20/23 | Announced May 2023

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Poultry

CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections (serotypes Braenderup, Enteritidis, Indiana, Infantis, Mbandaka, and Typhimurium) linked to contact with backyard poultry.

CDC is collaborating with the FDA and state and local health departments to investigate a multistate outbreak of an extensively drug-resistant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to artificial tears.


Updated 9/29/23 | Announced May 2022

Monkeypox (mpox) Virus Outbreak 

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).


Access information regarding a cluster of children in the US who have been diagnosed with hepatitis possibly associated with an adenoviral infection.


Updated 9/14/23| Announced January 2019


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


Updated 9/7/23 | 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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