At least 102 people are sick in an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson that the CDC has linked to seafood manufactured or processed by Northeast Seafood Products, Inc. All but two of the sick people either live in Colorado or traveled there during the week they became sick. Many of the sick people reported eating a variety of seafood both raw as sushi and cooked.
Northeast Seafood Products has issued a recall of Haddock, Monkfish, Bone-in Trout, Grouper, Red Snapper, Red Rock Cod, Ocean Perch, Pacific Cod, Halibut, Coho Salmon, Atlantic Salmon Portions, Lane Snapper, Tilapia, All Natural Salmon Fillet, Pacific Sole, and Farm Raised Striped Bass. These products were sold to restaurant and Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts supermarkets in Colorado. A full list of recalled products is available on the FDA’s website. At this time, Northeast Seafood Products, Inc. has temporarily shut down production.
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 Thompson, which is the strain responsible for the current outbreak. Salmonella poisoning can be so severe that it requires people to be hospitalized. At least 19 people have already been hospitalized in this outbreak.
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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