Public health officials in Chicago, Illinois have linked a Salmonella outbreak there to the the taquería located in the Carnicería Guanajuato grocery store in the Avondale neighborhood.
So far, at least 20 people with Salmonella illnesses have been linked to this outbreak, and 10 have been hospitalized. Authorities are asking who purchased prepared food from the taquería or the prepared food section of the grocery store since Aug. 29 to discard it and not eat it. If you became ill after eating there, you should seek medical attention if you have symptoms of Salmonella poisoning. Common symptoms of Salmonella include:
• Bloody stool
• Abdominal cramps
OFT’s Salmonella has been retained to seek compensation on behalf of the victims of this outbreak, and our lawyers have filed lawsuits on behalf of many individuals sickened in restaurant outbreaks. 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. It is currently unknown what strains responsible for the current outbreaks. 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.
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