Salmonellosis – United States
21 individuals have gotten infected with Salmonella after eating Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks.
The source of this infection has been traced to the salami sticks. They were sold at Trader Joe’s and Wegmans. It is possible other retailers also carried this product.
21 infections, 0 deaths, and 6 hospitalizations. These have occurred in over 8 different states.
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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