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What you need to know about salmonella signs and symptoms

Posted on May 5, 2015 9:24 am under Defective Food Product

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that every year, salmonella infection affects one million individuals in the country. Salmonella infection occurs when the food has been contaminated with salmonella bacteria, which is often found in human and animal feces.

Healthy individuals exposed to salmonella bacteria may experience these signs and symptoms within 4 to 7 days:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Chills
  • Streaks of blood in the stool
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting

However, for individuals with weaker immune systems, salmonella infection may lead to other more serious health conditions and possibly even death.

Salmonella infection is sometimes the result of a food product that has been processed, packed, and distributed in an unsanitary way. You might be eligible to take legal action against the negligent food manufacturer involved if you have experienced severe food poisoning. To learn more about the possibility of filing a lawsuit, consult with our Wisconsin-based personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.