Salmonellosis – United States
Three cases of Salmonella linked to salami sticks from Trader Joe’s in Minnesota.
The people became ill between September 20-29. Health officials believe more people were infected and didn’t seek care.
Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever which typically begin within 12 to 96 hours of an exposure.
All three people have recovered from their symptoms.
Health officials warn not to eat the salami sticks produced by Citterio sold at Trader Joe’s.
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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