The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that 21 people in five different states contracted salmonella bacteria after eating Hy-Vee pasta salad. The grocery store chain announced it removed its Spring Pasta Salads in all 244 stores in eight states.
Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. The bacteria usually live in animal and human intestines and shed through feces. Consuming contaminated water or food spreads the infection to humans. Typically, people with salmonella infection have no symptoms. Others that develop symptoms have them within 8 to 72 hours. However, most doctors misdiagnosis the infection as stomach flu.
Symptoms last two to seven days. Diarrhea may last up to 10 days, however, it may take several months before bowels return to normal. However, salmonella can develop into typhoid fever. This is a deadly disease. About 300 people get typhoid fever in the United States each year. About 22 million cases of typhoid fever and 200,000 related deaths occur worldwide each year.
Hy-Vee Pasta Salad Linked to Salmonella
Hy-Vee recalled its Spring Pasta Salad in both 16-ounce and 48-ounce plastic containers. The company produced the salad between June 1, 2018, and July 13, 2018. The salads, which have shell pasta, carrots, celery, cucumbers, green pepper, onion, and mayonnaise, were also made available at the deli service counters in its stores. Hy-Vee has locations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The CDC has received 21 cases of salmonella after eating the pasta salad, and five people became so sick that they had to go to the hospital. Salmonella poisoning is relatively common in the United States, with about 1.2 million cases a year, most of them food-borne. It causes about 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths a year.
Help after a Salmonella Infection
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