August 19, 2018

Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella in Kapowsin Pork Sickens 152

Antibiotic resistant Salmonella in pork from Kapowsin Meats of Graham. Wash.  has sickened 152 people, sending 24 of them to the hospital, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All of the illness have occurred in Washington, many of those who were sickened attended events where whole pigs were roasted.

kapowsin-salmonella-outbreak-suitKapowsin has temporarily suspended all operations and as recalled all of its products. The recall includes 523,380 pounds of pork products distributed to Alaska, Oregon and Washington that may be contaminated with an antibiotic resistant strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-.

Antibiotic resistance can lead to complications of illness such as bloodstream infections and treatment options.  The CDC has determined that the outbreak strain is resistant to ampicillin, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, and tetracycline. Salmonella causes symptoms including nausea, vomiting, fever and diarrhea that usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and last up to a week. Those sickened in this outbreak reported onset of illness dates from April 25, 2015 to August 1, 2015.

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