141 Sick in Salmonella Africana Outbreak [Update]

Updated May 30 with additional illnesses At least 141 people are included in an outbreak caused by food contaminated with Salmonella Africana, a novel strain. That’s an increase of 41 cases since the outbreak investigation was announced on May 22.

Salmonella Africana is extremely rare. In the 26 years of outbreak data made publically available by the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention (CDC), no multistate or single-state outbreak has been caused by this strain. Just finding mentions of it in scholarly articles is a challenge. And yet, here it is linked to a sizeable outbreak with an unknown source.

The CDC and state health officials interviewed patients about foods they ate before they became ill, found a common exposure, and learned where the patients purchased the food. Using this information, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began a traceback investigation, tracing the food item’s journey back from the point of purchase to the company that produced it. No other information about the outbreak has been released at this time.

Symptoms of a Salmonella Outbreak

Symptoms of a Salmonella outbreak usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure. They include fever, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea that can be bloody.


Experienced Salmonella Lawyers

If you developed a Salmonella Africana infection after eating contaminated food and would like a free consultation with a Salmonella lawyer, please contact the Pritzker Hageman Salmonella Legal Team. Our attorneys have represented clients in every major Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. Call us at  1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or complete the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.

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