November 20, 2020

Salmonella Paratyphi Outbreak Has Sickened 18 According to FDA

According to information published in the FDA’s new Outbreak Investigation Table, the Salmonella Paratyphi outbreak that has some cases associated with Nekter Juice Bar in Woodbury, Minnesota has now sickened at least 18 people. Ten illnesses are confirmed in Minnesota according to the Minnesota Department of Health, and the eight other illnesses are in three other states, according to the FDA.

Salmonella Paratyphi Outbreak Has Sickened 18 According to FDA

On November 19, 2020 the Minnesota Department of Health told Food Poisoning Bulletin that they are only aware of 10 people sickened in Minnesota. Food Poisoning Bulletin believes that because the FDA is reporting a higher number, the outbreak could be wider than just Minnesota and possibly linked to an as yet unidentified product.

The FDA responded this evening and said that there are eight other illnesses in three states, but that the CDC “does not have enough evidence to warrant issuing advice to the public for this outbreak. If a food item is linked to illness, CDC would issue health alerts that include state specific information.”

Patients in Minnesota told MDH government investigators that they drank juices and smoothies and ate bowls in late August and during the month of September 2020 at Nekter Juice Bar before they got sick. There is no word on whether any food or beverage has tested positive for the outbreak strain.

Symptoms of Salmonella Paratyphi B infection include nausea, vomiting, abdominal and stomach pain, and diarrhea that may be bloody. People usually start getting sick 6 to 72 hours after infection, although it may take up to 6 days to feel ill in some cases. And the possibility of complications from this infection exist even if a patient fully recovers. Those complications can include reactive arthritis, high blood pressure, and endocarditis.

If you ate food or drank beverages at Nekter Juice Bar in Woodbury, Minnesota or elsewhere, and have been sick with these symptoms, see your doctor. You may be part of this Salmonella Paratyphi outbreak.

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