Suspected Tuna Sushi Salmonella Outbreak Sickens Four In Georgia's Fulton and Cobb Counties, Two Are Hospitalized

At least four people form Georgia have been sickened and two have been hospitalized by the Salmonella outbreak that has stricken100 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Three of the confirmed case patients in Georgia are from Fulton County and one is from Cobb County, according to a statement by the Georgia Department of Public Health (GPPH). All four patents, who are male and range in age from 30-61, have confirmed cases of infection from a rare strain of Salmonella called Salmonella Bareilly. Onset of illness occurred between February 11 and March 18, 2012.

GDPH epidemiologists are conducting interviews with patients and working with federal officials to determine a source for the outbreak which has not yet been identified.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, vomiting and abdominal cramps which typically develop six to 72 hours after infection and last four to seven days. In some cases,  hospitalization may be required. 

If you have legal questions about an illness or hospitalization associated with this outbreak and would like a free consultation with a Salmonella lawyer contact the law firm of PritzkerOlsen , a national leader in food safety online orby calling toll free at 1(888) 377-8900.

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