An 8-year-old boy is among those sickened in a Washington Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated pork. At least 134 people have fallen ill after eating contaminated pork served at pig roasts and other gatherings throughout the state. Sixteen people have been hospitalized.
The pork was produced by by Kapowsin Meats of Graham, Wash. On August 13, the company recalled approximately 116,262 pounds of whole pigs that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,,12:i:-.
Those sickened reported onset of illness dates from April 25, 2015 to August 1, 2015. They range in age from 1 to 90, with a median age of 35.
Salmonella causes symptoms including nausea, vomiting, fever and diarrhea that develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and last up to a week. Anyone in Washington who has been to a pig roast and is experiencing these symptoms should see a doctor and mention possible exposure to Salmonella.