Here is the info you need to know about the recent salmonella outbreak we’ve heard on the news.
In 20 states, 141 people were affected by an epidemic of salmonella and has reached 20 states. THirty-one people were in the hospital and two people died from a form of salmonella called salmonella typhimurium started in Kentucky where the two fatalities occured. and is where more than a third of the cases happened, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
According to the CDC, the cantaloupe emerged from a southwestern Indiana farm.
They did a survey of 24 patients who were sick and 18 ate cantaloupes before they became ill. Don’t buy a cantaloupe at anyplace unless it has a sticker saying where it came from and if it says Indiana toss it.
A page on the CDCD website about this said, “if no sticker is present, consumers should inquire about the source. When in doubt throw it out.”
With salmonella typhimurium, when a person is infected, symptoms will usually include diarrhea, vomiting and cramps. You will get it between 12-72 hours after eating tainted food.
The infection emerges from the intestines and can travel to the blood stream where you will need treatment or it could prove fatal.