On August 31, 2022, the FDA updated its table of foodborne illness outbreak investigations to include a new outbreak of 99 illnesses caused by the Salmonella Mississippi pathogen. So for, the responsible food source has not been identified, but the traceback investigation is underway and we expect the link to be established very soon. A traceback investigation is the process used to identify the source and distribution of any implicated food, determine routes of contamination, and remove the tainted food from the marketplace.
We represent many people who have been sickened by Salmonella and our Salmonella lawyers have filed lawsuits on behalf of many individuals sickened in other outbreaks like these. We are working hard to get to the bottom of this one. This page will update as we uncover more information. If you or a loved one believe you were sickened in this outbreak, please call or contact us using the form on this page for a free consultation.
There are more than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella, but fewer than 100 cause infections in humans. One of these illness-causing strains is a serotype called Mississippi, which is the strain responsible for the current outbreak. Salmonella poisoning can be so severe that it requires people to be hospitalized.
Salmonella can even be fatal when the infection leaves the intestines and travels to the bloodstream or other parts of the body. It is also possible to experience long-term side effects, including joint pain known as reactive arthritis, which is also called RA or Reiter’s Syndrome. This can last for months or years and result in chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. Reactive arthritis can also lead to eye irritation and painful urination. In rare cases, some types of Salmonella cause typhoid fever, which can be fatal.
This outbreak appears to have begun in late July or early August. Data from the NIH appears to show nearly 100 recent positive cases of Salmonella Mississippi, with the earliest case analyzed on July 25th and most of the cases analyzed in the second half of July:
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