Salmonellosis – Denmark
Five dead and thirty-three ill patients with Salmonellosis linked to consumption of herbal remedy tablets in Denmark.
People contracted salmonella through consuming the "Husk brand psyllium husk capsules" manufactured by "Orkla Care". The traces of Salmonellosis were found in patients’ homes. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, stomach pain, and vomiting. Most patients were likely to already have underlying stomach problems.
Three people have died while thirty-three are ill with nineteen hospitalized. The ages of patients ranged from two years to ninety-two years old.
Photo: Salmonella (red) invading human cells.
Infection with salmonella in developed countries generally results in food poisoning. The organisms enter through the digestive tract and must be ingested in large numbers to cause disease in healthy adults. Between 60% to 80% of salmonella infections cases go un-diagnosed.
Risk factors for salmonella infections include a variety of foods. Meats such as chicken and pork have the possibility to be contaminated. A variety of vegetables and sprouts may also have salmonella. Lastly, a variety of processed foods such as chicken nuggets and pot pies may also contain this bacteria.
Salmonella was first visualized in 1880. The name Salmonella was not used until 1900.
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