Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Salmonella in Sushi affects 9 States in the US

Government health officials are investigating a growing outbreak of salmonella food poisoning possibly tied to restaurant sushi that may have sickened at least 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
The outbreak of salmonella Bareilly that may have sent seven people to the hospital is mostly clustered on the eastern seaboard and the Gulf Coast, although cases have been reported as far west as Missouri and Texas, according to an internal Food and Drug Administration memo. No deaths have been reported.
The federal agencies are focusing on six restaurant clusters in Texas, Wisconsin, Maryland and Connecticut, according to the FDA memo.
Salmonella Bareilly is a strain sometimes associated with bean sprouts. Salmonella infections can cause nausea, vomiting, cramping, fever, chills and headache. Symptoms usually last four to seven days.
Source: msnbc.com

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