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Diagnosis and treatment for salmonella disease

Posted on May 9, 2015 1:05 pm under Defective Food Product

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salmonella infection accounts for 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 fatalities in the U.S. each year. Although the disease is known to be self-limiting, some people with weakened immune systems are prone to its many dangers. As such, early diagnosis and treatment is necessary to prevent more serious health conditions.

Salmonella infection can be detected through analyzing stool samples. In cases where salmonella is suspected to have reached the bloodstream, a blood test may sometimes be required. Upon salmonella diagnosis, the doctor would assess the need to prescribe anti-diarrheal drugs to relieve abdominal cramps and prevent dehydration. Antibiotics may sometimes be prescribed to prevent serious salmonella complications among those with a compromised immune system.

Salmonella infection can sometimes result from consuming food products that have been contaminated with salmonella bacteria. If you are planning to take legal action against a negligent food manufacturer in Wisconsin, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and tell us more about your situation.