Grocery Store La Aldea Identified as Source of Indiana Salmonella Outbreak in Tippecanoe County
Yet another Salmonella outbreak has begun, following closely behind the red onion Salmonella outbreak and the Wawona peaches Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak. La Aldea, an Indiana grocery store located in Tippecanoe County, has issued a health advisory for all customers, warning consumers that they could be infected with the food borne illness causing bacteria Salmonella. Health officials of Tippecanoe County published the advisory, stating that any customers who have consumed food from the La Aldea grocery store located at 2801 Klondike Rd #D in West Lafayette, Indiana, during the dates of September 7, 2020, to September 17, 2020, could potentially have Salmonella poisoning. The advisory did not state how many customers have reported Salmonella infections, nor if specific foods are the root cause of the outbreak. The Indiana Department of Health, as well as the Tippecanoe County Health Department are currently investigating the outbreak to determine the cause of the outbreak, as well as how many customers have been infected.
Consumers experiencing Salmonella poisoning symptoms in relation to the grocery store La Aldea are urged to report symptoms to the Tippecanoe County Health Department by calling 765-423-9222. This is important, says salmonella lawyer Tony Coveny, Ph.D., “because reporting is at the center of the health departments efforts to trace illnesses to the source and to preventing further illnesses.”
Symptoms of salmonellosis, the infection caused by Salmonella bacteria, include typical food poisoning symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and cramping, though some have also reported nausea, vomiting, and a headache. According to the CDC, symptoms of a Salmonella infection typically begin 1 to 3 days after ingesting the bacteria, though some report symptoms as early as 6 hours and as late as 6 days after ingestion. The majority of people recover from the infection without treatment, though those with a severe infection may need a treatment of antibiotics. People with weakened immune system, the elderly, pregnant women, and children, are more at risk for a severe infection. Some patients may need to be hospitalized due to dehydration from excessive diarrhea or due to the severity of their gastroenteritis. If you believe you are suffering from Salmonella poisoning, contact your doctor for the best course of treatment.