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Volume 28, Number 6—June 2022

Public Health Response to Multistate Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Associated with Prepackaged Chicken Salad, United States, 2018

Bradford GreeningComments to Author , Hilary K. Whitham, Wade K. Aldous, Nancy Hall, Ann Garvey, Steven Mandernach, Emily B. Kahn, Patrick Nonnenmacher, Jason Snow, Martin I. Meltzer, and Sandra Hoffmann
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (B. Greening, Jr., H.K. Whitham, E.B. Kahn, P. Nonnenmacher, J. Snow, M.I. Meltzer); State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, Coralville, Iowa, USA (W.K. Aldous, N. Hall); Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa, USA (A. Garvey); Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Des Moines (S. Mandernach); US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA (S. Hoffmann)

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Table 2

Estimated economic impact of cases averted in a multistate Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium outbreak, United States, 2018*

Characteristic in underdiagnosis scenario
Averted cases        
Underdiagnosis correction factor 0 21.8 29.3 38.4
No. cases averted
Economic impact of cases averted
Medical costs, USD
Productivity loss, nonfatal cases  
  Total lost working days 112.1 619.5 802.5 1,024.5
  Total economic loss, USD
Total cost of illness, USD $633,181 $844,526 $920,733 $1,013,196

*USD, US dollars.

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