University of Phoenix
March 09, 2011
Food Safety Bulletin
The Miller Times
Iowa hatchery linked to salmonella outbreak
Local illnesses linked to Iowa hatcheries eggs
By William Miller
Staff Reporter, The Miller Times
Posted: March 9, 2011
In the past week, there have been approximately 30 patients with symptoms of salmonella. Local physician Dr. Donald Kruglet said “ Among the 30 patients only five were hospitalized, 3 elderly males, 1 elderly female, and 1 one child age 6” all other patient were treated and released. The reason for the hospitalization was because of dehydration and low immune system. Department of Public Health and Environment are recalling eggs purchased at the following stores, Safeway, Edwards Market, and Wal-Mart. All local markets are informing customers who purchased eggs from their facility may have infected egg products (The Denver Post, 2010). Anyone who has bought eggs can return the uneaten portion to the store for a full refund, the health department stated (The Denver Post, 2010). To make local residents more comfortable with the outbreak the Miller Times will present basic information to bring awareness to the infection. What is Salmonellosis?
election Micrograph showing
salmonella (red) invading
cultured human cell
(The Daily Beast, 2010)
Salmonellosis is an infection from bacteria call Salmonella. Salmonella can develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually only lasts between four to seven days, and most people recover without any medical treatment (CDC, 2010). Some cases of Salmonella diarrhea may be so severe that a person must seek medical attention. In those cases, the infection could spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and to other parts of the body and could cause death if not treated immediately with antibiotics (CDC, 2010). The more...