Mystery Outbreak: 14 Salmonella Infections Reported at Detroit Hospital

September 30, 2015

Officials with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, are trying to unravel how 14 patients in the same hospital unit were sickened last week with Salmonella.

Seven of these people have been discharged, while the other seven remain in the hospital and are isolated from other patients “as an added safety precaution,” according to a Detroit TV station report aired Tuesday night.

Sources at the 802-bed hospital said the outbreak doesn’t appear to be food-related, but they aren’t yet sure.

“No new patients have been identified this week. There’s no evidence…