A Salmonella outbreak at Moby Dick House of Kabob locations in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland has sickened 23 people, according to health officials. That’s more than double the number of cases initially reported at the end of September.
Between September 10 and September 26, nine cases of salmonellosis had been reported, according to the Maryland Department of Health. Since then, an additional 14 cases have been reported.
People get Salmonella infections when they eat food that has been contaminated with microscopic amounts of fecal matter containing the bacteria. This can happen if an infected food worker does not wash hands properly, if soil or water used to grow produce is contaminated or if poultry farms do not adequately control for the bacteria among their flocks.
Sometimes, food is contaminated during the production process. This is often the case among outbreaks linked to nut butters, seed butters and tahini, an ingredient used to make hummus.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and last about a week. They include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody.
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