Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 8 In Wisconsin, 3 Are Hospitalized

Eight Wisconsin residents are part of the multi-state Salmonella Bareilly outbreak that has sickened at least 93 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to state health officials. Three of the eight people sickened in Wisconsin required hospitalization.

Officials from two state and two county agencies in Wisconsin have been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the outbreak which has sickened eight Wisconsinites since February. All of the patients are adults. Three of the confirmed cases are in Milwaukee county, five are in Waukesha county.

Health officials from Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, the state Department of Health Services (DHS) and the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) have been working with federal officials to interview patients about their food histories and other exposures. The investigation is ongoing and the source of the outbreak has not yet been determined.

Salmonella is a pathogen which, if ingested can cause an infection called salmonellosis. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea beginning six to 72 hours after exposure and last four to seven days. Health officials urge anyone who develops these symptoms after eating food they believe was tainted to contact a health care provider.

Those with legal questions about an illness associated with this outbreak can contact a Salmonella lawyer at the law firm of PritzkerOlsen for a free consultation. They can be reached online or by calling toll free at 1 (888) 377-8900.

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