23 cases of salmonella reported in Perryville, Missouri

The source of a salmonella outbreak in Perry County, Missouri, has yet to be identified. Twenty-three people reported illnesses in Perryville between August 6 and August 9, 2018. Three of those who became sick were admitted to the Perry County Memorial Hospital. Two more required short-term observation and treatment in the hospital. In addition, one person was transferred for treatment at a hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Laboratory samples have been sent to Missouri state investigators, but no cause has yet been determined. The 23 people who reported being ill had symptoms of salmonella contamination, including high fever, diarrhea, bloody stools, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and severe dehydration.  Some food poisoning victims may experience some, but not all of the symptoms, while others will experience all such symptoms.  The incubation period for the salmonella bacteria is approximately 12 to 72 hours.

Salmonella is highly contagious and can be spread through poor food safety procedures, improper hygiene, and by eating contaminated food. Missouri has also been hit by salmonella cases linked to Hy-Vee pasta salad, which is currently being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three people in the state have become ill after eating the Spring Pasta Salad sold at Hy-Vee stores in Missouri. A total of 79 people in 9 states have reported illnesses related to salmonella contaminated pasta salad.

If you live in Perry County, Missouri, and have experienced any of the symptoms of salmonella, health officials want to hear from you as part of their ongoing investigation. You may also have legal options as a result of food poisoning. Contact the salmonella lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more.