Salmonella Outbreak Under Investigation in Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska
Oklahoma's state health department has identified a Salmonella outbreak that, to date, has sickened at least 15 Oklahoma residents. The strain of Salmonella involved is Salmonella Java. The infected individuals, who became ill between September 2 and 13, are from Canadian, Oklahoma, and Carter Counties, and include at least 12 elementary-age school children from the Mustang School District in Canadian County. Of the two adult cases that have been identified in Oklahoma County, one has been hospitalized as a result of his or her infection.
Health department officials continue to gather data in an effort to determine whether the outbreak is food-related, and what specific food is responsible. Oklahoma officials are currently working with health officials from Nebraska and Iowa, who have reported that several residents of those states have been infected with a similar strain of Salmonella. It has not yet been officially determined whether the clusters of illness are part of the same outbreak.
If you or a family member has experienced symptoms of Salmonella - which can include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea - and has consumed eggs in the last few months sold under the recalled brands, it is very possible that you and/or your family member are part of the outbreak. The most important thing to do is seek medical attention and ask for a stool test, so that it can be determined if you are infected with Salmonella, and if so, if you are infected with the outbreak strain.
If you are ill and have any questions about pursuing a legal claim, you can contact us to learn more about your options. Marler Clark is the foremost law firm in the US representing victims of foodborne illness, and Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark have assisted victims of Salmonella outbreaks for more than 17 years. For more information, fill out the contact form, or call us at 866-770-2032. There is no cost to you.
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