Georgia salmonella outbreak sickens 70 people – Salmonella Lawyer suggests Social Events at the center of the Outbreak
A salmonella outbreak first reported in early May has affected as many as 70 people in Newton County, Georgia. The source of the outbreak and the resulting illnesses has yet to be determined. The Gwinnett-Newton-Rockdale Health Department reports that the investigation is ongoing.
At least four of those suffering from salmonella symptoms have been hospitalized. Other victims of the outbreak have sought treatment at urgent care centers or their primary care physicians’ offices. Although there is a possibility that those who became ill had participated in certain social events, the health department has not released any specific details regarding the specific source of the outbreak.
The Gwinnett-Newton-Rockdale Health Department has released very little information regarding the outbreak, other than the fact that approximately 70 people have reported illnesses related to salmonella contamination. Additional illnesses may have occurred but not been reported to the health department. The health department has indicated it would continue its investigation into the salmonella outbreak and would post updates on its website as they become available.
Salmonellosis, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria, often results in acute gastroenteritis, an illness that usually results in diarrhea and/or vomiting due to severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by the bacteria. Infected individuals typically begin to experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 8 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. The diarrhea, which may be bloody, may start suddenly and without warning. Other symptoms occur less frequently, including headache, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, and fatigue.
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