Salmonellosis – United States
9 cases of salmonellosis after the consumption of frozen cooked shrimp supplied by Avanti Frozen Foods across the United States including, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, and Rhode Island.
Among the 9 patients, there have been 3 hospitalizations. Some symptoms include a high fever, diarrhea for more than 3 days, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration. Most symptoms start 6 hours to 6 days after consumption of contaminated food.
The CDC has recalled frozen shrimp sold by Avanti Frozen Foods and urges people to throw out any recalled products.
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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