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Salmonella Outbreak

According to the Center for Disease Control an outbreak of salmonella has spread across the United States. NBC news reports that this particular strand of salmonella bacteria has shown itself to be resistant to the typical antibiotics that are used to treat such infections. So far 92 people have been infected across multiple states, although only 21 people were ill enough to be hospitalized.

The Centers for Disease Control observed a peculiar strand in live chickens as well as raw poultry meat. However, no specific store or source has been singled out as spreading the foul chicken meat to the public at large. Thus, public health resources have been unable to direct consumers away from the contaminants.

Disease Management

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JBS Salmonella Newport Outbreak Reaches 22 States, 120 Cases Reported

A recent Salmonella outbreak has touched the lives of many individuals across the the United States. As of October 4, 2018, 27 people across 16 states had been infected by the illness. Six more states - Oklahoma, Texas, Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, and Washington - have reported cases of the illness since then, with the number of impacted individuals rising to 120 as of October 23, 2018.

Fortunately, there has not been any loss of life even though 33 people have been hospitalized. The outbreak began in early August, 2018 and the average age of people who have fallen ill is reportedly 42; 59% of affected individuals are male.

As part of the investigation, state and local health departments officials interviewed ill people about their food intake and exposure in the days preceding the illness. Out of 71, 66 individuals (93%) reported eating ground beef at home as per the interview.

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Jimmy John's Salmonella Outbreak

A woman filed the first lawsuit against Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches after she developed a Salmonella Montevideo infection after consuming the sprouts within her sandwich. The woman alleges she had purchased the #12 Beach Club Sandwich on December 18, 2017 and experienced severe discomfort soon after its consumption.

On January 8, 2018, the plaintiff sought medical attention, where the lab tests returned as positive for Salmonella Montevideo. Later, she went though unique stages of the infection. She was repeatedly given antibiotics to treat different problems, but she did not recuperate from the severe contamination. She started experiencing nausea, painful diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Later, she even started to develop hemorrhoids along with a urinary tract infection.

On January 19, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections from Jimmy John's raw sprouts. CDC further announced 10 confirmed cases across Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin where the woman who brought the lawsuit was one of the 10 confirmed cases. Symptoms of Salmonella may include headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, chills, fever, nausea, and dehydration.

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Egg-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Continues to Sicken Victims

In the weeks since we last reported on the salmonella outbreak that led to one of the largest egg recalls in United States history, the illnesses have only spread and the hospitalizations have only increased. As of May 2018, 207 million eggs have been recalled and 35 people have reported falling ill.

Eggs are one of the most commonly consumed foods in the United States. In addition to being a breakfast staple, they are a critical ingredient in many baked goods and an emulsifier for many food products. Eggs as ingredients are difficult to avoid, which means that an individual can still be at risk of contracting salmonella or another type of food poisoning if he or she chooses to avoid eggs.

Updated Outbreak Facts and Statistics

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Hundreds of Millions of Eggs Recalled Amid Salmonella Concerns

Due to salmonella outbreak, more than 206 million eggs were recalled by their producer, Rose Acre Farm. Salmonella, a type of food poisoning, can be quite dangerous for victims, especially the elderly, young children, and individuals with compromised immune systems. In rare cases, it can be deadly.

If you have eggs that were recalled in your home, get rid of them or return them to the store where your purchased them to have your money refunded. Under no circumstances should you eat them or serve them to another person or an animal. To see if the eggs in your refrigerator were recalled, check their package to see their plant number and Julian date range. The plant number on the recalled eggs is P-1065 and the date range is 011 through 102. If you or your child became ill after consuming eggs from this batch, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for your damages.

The Biggest Egg Recall Since 2010

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