Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak
TSR injury Law represents victims of the salmonella food poisoning outbreak which occurred at Great Moon Buffet located on Robert Street in St. Paul. This outbreak occurred in late June 2018 and sickened numerous persons. If you or a loved one were a victim of this food poisoning outbreak or any other outbreak, it is TSR Time! Call a Bloomington personal injury lawyer at our firm today at (612) TSR-TIME.
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a bacteria that makes people sick. It was discovered by an American scientist named Dr. Salmon, and has been known to cause illness for over 125 years. The illness people get from a Salmonella infection is called salmonellosis.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites. In these cases, Salmonella can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
How Common is Salmonella Infection?
CDC estimates Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States every year.2 Among these illnesses, about 1.1 million are acquired in the United States. Among the illnesses acquired in the United States, CDC estimates that food is the source for about 1 million illnesses, 19,000 hospitalizations, and 380 deaths.