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A Missouri Salmonella outbreak in Perryville has grown to 32 people sickened in the past week. Three victims have been hospitalized.
The Perryville News reports that the 32 total is more than six times the annual average of Salmonella infections in Perry County, about 80 miles south of St. Louis.
The Missouri Salmonella outbreak first made headlines last week when it was confirmed that at least 23 cases of Salmonella infection were diagnosed at Perry County Memorial Hospital. The patients range in age from 2 years old to 68.
Local and state health departments are investigating the source of the outbreak, which is usually contracted after the consumption of contaminated food.
Missouri Salmonella outbreak: disease info
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than 1 million Americans are sickened by Salmonella every year. In addition, about 23,000 victims will require hospitalization, and 450 will die.
A Salmonella infection results in salmonellosis, which affects the intestinal tract. Salmonellosis can develop anywhere from 12 hours to three days after eating contaminated food.
As with most types of foodborne illnesses, symptoms can last up to a week and include:
- diarrhea, which can become bloody
- abdominal pains and vomiting
- fever and chills.
Most people recover without needing to see a health-care professional, but in some cases, diarrhea can be so severe that dehydration occurs and hospitalization is required.
People most at risk for complications are young children, senior citizens, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems.
Missouri Salmonella outbreak: a busy 2018
Food poisoning outbreaks are on the rise this year, and have been linked to numerous sources. Here is a look at four of the more eye-opening Salmonella outbreaks from 2018:
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks
The CDC investigation into the Honey Smacks Salmonella outbreak is ongoing. The most recent update from the CDC was released July 12 and shows these statistics: 100 ill in 33 states, with 30 victims hospitalized.
People sickened in the Honey Smacks Salmonella outbreak range in age from younger than 1 to 95, with a median age of 57. Sixty-eight percent are female.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported June 14 that the Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of Honey Smacks with a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019. The 15.3-ounce boxes of Honey Smacks have a UPC code of 38000 39103, and the 23-ounce boxes have a UPC code of 38000 14810.
On June 16, the CDC urged consumers to avoid Honey Smacks – period. “Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in any size package,” the CDC said in its statement. “Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.”
Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
The CDC investigation into the Hy-Vee pasta salad Salmonella outbreak is ongoing. The most recent update from the CDC was released August 1 and shows these statistics: 79 ill in nine states, with 18 victims hospitalized.
People sickened in the Hy-Vee pasta salad Salmonella outbreak range in age from 1 to 89, with a median age of 47. Sixty-seven percent are female.
On July 17, Hy-Vee, Inc. recalled its Spring Pasta Salad (shell pasta, carrots, celery, cucumbers, green pepper, onion, and mayonnaise). The recalled pasta salad was sold in 1-pound (16 ounce) and 3-pound (48 ounce) plastic containers or could have been scooped at the deli counter into clear plastic containers.
The recalled pasta salad was sold in all Hy-Vee grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The expiration dates for the recalled pasta salad range from June 22 to August 3.
On July 26, the CDC closed its investigation into the pre-cut melon Salmonella outbreak. The final totals: 77 ill in nine states, with 36 victims hospitalized.
People sickened in the pre-cut melon Salmonella outbreak ranged in age from less than 1 year to 97, with a median age of 67. Sixty-seven percent were female.
The pre-cut melon products were made by Caito Foods in Indianapolis and shipped in plastic containers. The pre-cut melon was sold by numerous retail outlets, including Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Pay Less Super Markets, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart and Whole Foods/Amazon. (The list can be found here.)
On June 14, the CDC closed its investigation into a contaminated eggs Salmonella outbreak. The final totals: 45 ill in 10 states, with 11 people hospitalized.
Illnesses started being reported in November 2017. Ill people ranged in age from 1 to 90, with a median age of 60. Fifty-six percent were female.
According to the CDC, all epidemiological, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicated that the contaminated eggs were produced by the Rose Acre Farms production facility in Hyde County, NC. In mid-April, the FDA announced that Rose Acre Farms had voluntarily recalled more than 200 million eggs that had the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.