September 23, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Hospitalizes 14, Sushi Suspected

At least 14 people, not 10 as reported Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been hospitalized by the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 100 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, Food Poisoning Bulletin has learned.

Raw TunaInformation gathered from a number of state health departments reveals that the number of those hospitalized by the outbreak caused by the rare pathogenic strain Salmonella Bareilly is 40 percent larger than the number reported Friday.

Although state and federal health officials have been investigating the outbreak since January, a definite source has not been determined. However, during interviews with investigators, many case patients reported easting sushi prior to becoming ill, according to the CDC.

According to state health departments, hospitalizations from the outbreak are as follows:

Wisconsin 3

Illinois 3

New Jeresy 2

Louisiana 2

Georgia 2

District of Columbia 1

New York 1

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea which can sometimes be bloody. Symptoms usually develop six to 72 hours after exposure and last up to seven days, according to the CDC. Health officials advise anyone with these symptoms to see a health care provider.

 

 

 

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