Salmonella infection, also known as salmonellosis, is the most commonly occurring form of food poisoning in the United States. There are more than 2,300 different known strains of salmonella bacteria. Salmonella bacteria are microorganisms that naturally live in the intestines of both humans and animals and can be transferred from animals to humans or even humans to humans. The bacteria leave the body through feces, and can contaminate food and water if the feces make contact with it. Salmonellosis can adversely affect a person’s intestinal tract. The diarrhea resulting from a salmonella infection can be so dehydrating that it requires medical intervention. Additionally, weaker individuals may require medical treatment to fight the bacteria and fully recover. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 1.35 million cases of salmonella and 420 fatalities each year throughout the United States.
Restaurants and other businesses that handle food must take preventative measures to detect contamination before food is sold to patrons and ensure that food does not get contaminated. When food businesses fail to do so, people can get salmonella infections. No one should have to suffer physically and emotionally because of another’s negligence. Jed Dietrich, Esq. understands the grief and anxiety that people may experience after suffering from salmonella caused by eating contaminated foods. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team of Buffalo, New York foodborne salmonella illness lawyers is here to help you with your case, allowing you to focus on making a full recovery.
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Salmonella bacteria can live in the intestines of birds, animals and even people. The majority of people who become infected with the bacteria ingest food or water that has been contaminated by feces carrying salmonella or by consuming food derived from infected animals. Typically, food is contaminated during harvesting or processing. Foods and drinks that are most commonly infected include:
- Raw or undercooked poultry and meat: Feces can get onto poultry and raw meat as it is being handled or during the butchering process.
- Seafood: Seafood that is captured or harvested from contaminated water may contain salmonella.
- Raw eggs: Although an egg’s shell may appear to provide the ideal protection against contamination, some infected chickens lay eggs that contain salmonella even before the development of the shell.
- Raw fruits and vegetables: Fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly imported assortments, may be watered in fields or washed during the course of handling with water contaminated with the bacteria. Contamination can also happen in the kitchen, when foods containing uncooked fruits and vegetables, such as salads or tacos, come into contact with raw meat and poultry juices.
- Spices: According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), several outbreaks of salmonella have been connected to contaminants found in spices.
Food can also be infected when food service employees do not wash their hands properly after going to the bathroom. Salmonella infections can also happen by touching contaminated pets, particularly reptiles and birds, and then eating food or putting your fingers in your mouth. Those who come into contact with feces or pets only need to be exposed to a couple cells of salmonella to get infected.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of salmonella infection lawyers in Buffalo, New York are dedicated to safeguarding the legal rights of victims that became infected with salmonella as a result of consuming contaminated food or water. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will treat you with respect and compassion, and we are here to help you through this difficult time. Call us today at 716-839-3939.Symptoms Of Salmonella Infections
While some people with salmonella infections do not show any symptoms, the illness is characterized by intestinal problems and diarrhea. Terrible fevers, abdominal cramps and diarrhea usually occur within 6 to 72 hours after initial exposure to the bacteria. Generally, symptoms usually last from 4 to 7 days. Possible symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include:
- Stomach cramps;
- Blood in stool;
- Vomiting; and
- Muscle pains.
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For most healthy people, the symptoms of salmonella are normally mild enough to recover without any medical assistance. However, if you suffer from blood in the stool, high fever or severe dehydration, it may be necessary to seek medical care, because these cases may often require antibiotics or hospitalization. Treatment usually focuses on replacing vital electrolytes and fluids, which in severe cases requires hospitalization and intravenous fluids. Additionally, your doctor may prescribe anti-diarrheal medications and antibiotics.
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