The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on the outbreak of salmonella infection that has affected 125 people in 15 states in the US. Currently, the CDC and FDA are investigating the source of infection.
According to the CDC, the salmonella infection has caused disease in 125 people, with 24 people receiving medical care in the hospital, and there are no reports of death. However, the agency is investigating the source of infection to identify the particular food item, restaurant chain, or grocery store that may have caused the salmonella outbreak. The agency added,
“CDC is not recommending that consumers avoid any particular food at this time. Restaurants and retailers are not advised to avoid serving or selling any particular food.”
CDC recommends that if a person develops the salmonella infection, it is essential to visit a doctor and jot down the food items you ate in the previous week before getting sick. Additionally, contact the local health department to provide you with the necessary healthcare.
The symptoms of salmonella infection arise after 6 hours to 6 days of exposure, and the symptoms are:
- Stomach cramps
Usually, most people do not require treatment and recover in 4 to 7 days. However, severe patients require hospitalization because the infection might spread from the intestines to the bloodstream.
The children below five years of age and adults of 65 years and older, people with weak immune systems are at risk and might develop a severe infection.
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Salmonella infection might occur from undercooked or raw food items. The CDC and FDA recommended people to wash hands regularly, surfaces, fruits, and vegetables before cutting, cooking, and eating them.
Properly cook foods at the recommended temperature to kill the bacterial and germs. Refrigerate food that might go stale within 2 hours and 1 hour if the temperature is more than 90℉.