Illnesses caused by salmonella-tainted eggs have topped 1,800, according to updated outbreak figures released by the Centers for Disease Control or Prevention (CDC).
More than half a billion eggs were recalled from two Iowa-based farms in August – Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms.
The CDC said: “From May 1 to October 15, 2010, approximately 1,813 illnesses were reported that are likely to be associated with this outbreak.”
However, it is likely that illnesses that occurred after September 12 might not yet be reported, the CDC said, due to the time it takes between a person becoming ill and the illness being reported. This usually takes two to three weeks, but can take as long as six.
The updated outbreak information can be found here .