A Salmonella outbreak has sickened 59 people in Dalhart, Texas, a small town in the northwest corner of the panhandle. The X10 in Texas Woodfire Grill Steakhouse has been linked to 52 of those cases.
The total number of people in Dalhart with Salmonella infections has doubled since the outbreak was announced last week. After 30 cases were reported, the popular restaurant, located about 90 miles northwest of Amarillo, voluntarily closed for a cleaning and was cleared by the health department to reopen. No new cases have been occurred since the cleaning took place.
It is not known how many people have been hospitalized, but Salmonella can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening illness. Symptoms, including headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and can last up to 10 days. If dehydration from symptoms occurs, treatment at a hospital is usually required.
Health officials say the investigation of the outbreak is ongoing. Fred Pritzker and the Bad Bug Law Team at PritzkerOlsen, a national food safety law firm consistently rated one of the nation’s best, have experience representing clients with Salmonella poisoning from contaminated food. Contact them for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Salmonella at the X10 Woodfire Steakhouse in Dalhart, Texas has sickened at least 30 people. And the Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating other cases of Salmonella food poisoning reported in the area.
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The X10 Woodfire Steakhouse voluntarily closed last week for a cleaning and was cleared by the health department to reopen after it was sanitized. The health department has not yet determined the source of the contamination.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, called salmonellosis, usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and include headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms, which can last up to 10 days, can cause dehydration that may require treatment at a hospital. Some cases, where the infection travels from the digestive tract to the bloodstream, can be life-threatening.
Health officials advise anyone who has eaten at the restaurant and is experiencing symptoms to see a doctor and mention possible exposure to Salmonella. If you have legal questions about your illness or hospitalization, you can request a FREE consultation (click here now) and talk with a Salmonella lawyer at PritzkerOlsen. The consultation is free and there is no obligation.
Salmonella 1,4,5,12:b bacteria are a growing source of food poisoning in the United States. It causes especially severe illnesses that generally last 3 to 4 weeks, and it is often antibiotic resistant, making it difficult to treat.
Our lawyers are investigating an outbreak of this type of Salmonella in Minnesota. You can request a FREE consultation (click here now) with one of our Salmonella lawyers regarding our investigation and a possible lawsuit for compensation.
In scientific classification, Salmonella is a genus. It has many species, which are further classified with serotypes, groups within a single species that share distinctive surface structures. These serotypes are based on:
- O antigens, determined from the chemical structure of the outermost portion of the bacteria’s surface covering; and
- H antigens, determined from the protein content of the flagella.
Each O and H antigen has a unique code number. The serotype is based on the distinct combination of O and H antigens. Salmonella has over 2500 serotypes, but less than 100 have been linked to human illness.
Salmonella Paratyphi B and Java
Two Salmonella species, paratyphi B and java, have the common serotype 1,4,5,12:b:1,2. The O antigen is 1,4,5,12 and the H antigens are b (phase 1 antigen) and 1,2 (phase 2 antigen). Both S. paratyphi B and S. java can cause severe gastroenteritis, and S. pratyphi B can also cause paratyphoid fever, an illness closely resembling Typhoid fever.
When food contaminated with S. paratyphi B or S. java is eaten, the bacterium quickly colonize (multiply) in the intestines. The bacteria are extremely small and can penetrate the intestinal mucosa, then be transferred, via the lymph and the blood, to the liver, spleen, brain or other organ. The incubation period (time it takes the bacteria to make you sick) is 7 to 14 days. If you have been sickened, you know that this is a particularly virulent Salmonella species, and it can cause extremely severe diarrhea and abdominal pain, along with a fever. Even in “mild” cases, the illness can last 3 to 4 weeks. It can be fatal.
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The Minnesota Department of Health is also investigating this outbreak.
Sources: 1. http://genome.wustl.edu/genomes/detail/salmonella-enterica-serovar-paratyphi-b/
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A Salmonella outbreak has been linked to Churrascaria Aveirense restaurant in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The restaurant, located at 175 Sawyer Street, has been temporarily closed by health authorities and will not be able to reopen until all employees have tested negative for Salmonella and the restaurant meets all food safety requirements.
Salmonella is transmitted when food contaminated with microscopic amounts of human or animal waste is ingested. Symptoms of an infection usually develop between 12 and 72 hours after exposure and include diarrhea, which can be bloody, nausea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal cramps. These symptoms can last up to a week. In a small number of cases, the infection can move from the digestive tract to the bloodstream causing severe, or life-threatening illness. Long-term complications, such as reactive arthritis, which causes painful inflammation, can also occur.
The New Bedford Board of Health is working with the state health department on an investigation into the outbreak. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has eaten at the restaurant and has these symptoms should see a doctor and mention possible exposure to Salmonella.
Anyone who is part of this outbreak and would like a free, no-obligation consultation should contact the Salmonella attorneys at PritzkerOlsen, a national food safety law firm.
A Salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts from Wonton Foods Inc. of Brooklyn has expanded to include 111 people in 12 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 26 percent of those sickened have been hospitalized, a rate that is higher than the average of 20 percent.
The sprouts were served at restaurants and sold in stores on the East Coast. Since the last CDC update on December 4, an additional 24 illnesses have been reported and the outbreak has spread to another state, Maryland.
Health official believe the sprouts are no longer in circulation as Wonton Foods agreed to destroy any bean sprouts remaining on November 21 when the outbreak was first announced and then closed its manufacturing facility for cleaning. The firm resumed production on November 24, and began shipping sprouts again November 29.
But those actions to protect consumer health come to late for the 111 people struck with Salmonella poisoning some left with sizable medical bills and others who face long-term consequences of the illness such as reactive arthritis which causes painful joint inflammation. The illnesses were reported in the following states: Connecticut 3, Maine 4, Maryland 5, Massachusetts 34, Montana 1, New Hampshire 6, New York, 21, Ohio 3, Pennsylvania 17, Rhode Island 7, Vermont 3, Virginia 1.
If you have been sickened or hospitalized by bean sprouts contaminated with Salmonella and would like to talk with a Salmonella lawyer about your legal options. Contact the national food safety law firm PritzkerOlsen for a free, no-obligation consultation.