Salmonella food poisoning is one of the most common gastrointestinal illnesses in humans. Each year approximately 20,000 Americans are hospitalized and 400 die as a result of Salmonella infection. Foods commonly associated with Salmonella are raw or undercooked eggs and poultry, raw milk, contaminated water, raw or undercooked meats, and nuts.
Symptoms of Salmonella Infection
Symptoms of Salmonella infection begin anywhere from 6 to 72 hours after a person ingests Salmonella bacteria and typically last 3 to 7 days, though in some cases Salmonella infection can last longer and is sometimes fatal. Symptoms include abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, and dehydration. In some cases they may include vomiting, headache, and body aches.
Reactive Arthritis occurs in 2 to 15 percent of Salmonella victims, and causes inflammation of the joints, eyes, urinary, or reproductive organs. Usually these symptoms ensue 18 days after the initial Salmonella infection with recovery time usually lasting from 2 to 12 months.
What to do if you think you have Salmonella
Any person who believes they have contracted a Salmonella infection should consult a doctor immediately. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a Salmonella infection you should call your local health department to help ensure a larger outbreak does not take place.
The Marler Clark Salmonella lawyers are available to discuss for recovery of any losses or damages associated with a Salmonella infection. The attorneys at Marler Clark lead the nation in Salmonella litigation experience. The law firm has represented thousands of Salmonella victims and their families. Notable cases include Salmonella outbreak lawsuits and litigation against Chili’s, Sheetz, Peanut Corporation of America, and Wright County Egg. To read about more Salmonella outbreak lawsuits and litigation, visit the Salmonella Outbreak page.
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