For information on the outbreak linked to Cantaloupes, click here.
On October 23rd, the FDA announced a recall of Gills Onions branded fresh diced onions products after public health officials determined that the recalled products were implicated in an ongoing Salmonella Thompson outbreak. The recalled products were sent to Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. As of October 4th, at least 72 people had been sickened in this outbreak, though the true number is likely much larger and will likely continue to grow.
On October 24th, the CDC officially announced the outbreak. As of that date, 73 people had been sickened in 22 states from California to Virginia.
We represent many people who have been sickened outbreaks like this one, including those involving tainted onions, and our Salmonella lawyers have filed lawsuits on behalf of many individuals sickened in Salmonella outbreaks. 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 Thompson, 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.
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