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National Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Taco Bell

One hundred fifty-five people are reportedly sick with Salmonella poisoning derived from a number of Taco Bell restaurants nationwide.

Free Taco Bell Food Poisoning Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning after eating contaminated Taco Bell products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

What’s the problem?

The Centers For disease Control (”CDC”)  has identified Taco Bell as the source of two national outbreaks of Salmonella infections, each involving a different Salmonella serotype: Hartford and Baildon. The first cases began showing up in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, with a few more cases scattered across the rest of the country.

The CDC has been tracking the outbreaks in conjunction with state health departments, and on August 4 revealed that total of 75 individuals infected with a matching strain of Salmonella Hartford have been reported from 15 states since April 1, 2010. Concurrently they posted information on the Baildon outbreak, in which a total of 80 individuals infected with a matching strain of Salmonella Baildon have been reported from 15 states since May 1, 2010. Investigators strongly suspect that contaminated lettuce and / or tomatoes caused the outbreak.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop symptoms including diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12–72 hours after infection, which is usually diagnosed by stool sample analysis. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, although more serious illnesses can develop, especially in the young, elderly, and immune-compromised. Anyone who is experiencing these symptoms should visit their health care professional to determine if they are infected with Salmonella, and if they are a part of these outbreaks.

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