Salmonellosis – Russia
20 cases of Salmonella infection in Kazan, Russia after visiting a confectionery called the Eclair Cafe between September 4 and 7.
20 patients received medical assistance and 12 were hospitalized. It was reported that they consumed poached eggs, croissants with salted salmon, and salmon and bacon bars.
It was revealed that the cafe had violated sanitary rules and since September 4, the cafe has stopped its business.
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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