May 24, 2024

Kenosha, Wisconsin Los Corrales Salmonella Outbreak Grows

According to the Kenosha County Division of Health, the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 60 people may be associated with the Supermercado Los Corrales market in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That supermarket is at 3933 52nd Street in Kenosha. The source of the outbreak has not been definitively confirmed as of May 19, 2015.

SalmonellaThose sickened purchased and ate food, particularly pork carnitas, from that market over Mother’s Day weekend earlier this month. So far, two people have tested positive for the same strain of Salmonella bacteria.

The investigation started on May 15, 2015 when the Division of health received positive Salmonella lab reports. Salmonella infections are reportable illnesses. Public health officials are currently interviewing patients and more lab testing is ongoing. Tests could take another week. And the meat and food preparation area of Los Corrales is temporarily closed while officials investigate.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever. Most people get sick within eight to seventy-two hours of exposure, and the illness lasts about seven days.

If you purchased food from that market and have experienced these symptoms, see a doctor. The long-term complications of a Salmonella infection, even if you recover completely, can be severe, including arthritis and high blood pressure.

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