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Salmonella Infections

Salmonella is a common kind of bacteria that live in the intestinal tracts of birds, mammals, and some reptiles. When they are ingested by humans, they can infect the stomach and intestines, creating a condition known as salmonellosis. Salmonellosis has two sub-types: acute gastroenteritis and enteric fever (which is also known as typhoid). Both sub-types can cause severe symptoms and may even be life-threatening, especially for children.

Salmonella is most commonly spread by contact with contaminated food. If you or a member of your family has been exposed to salmonella due to a restaurant or food product manufacturer’s negligence, you may be interested in seeking financial compensation for your related losses. To learn more, call the San Antonio salmonella infection lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

Symptoms of Salmonellosis

There are two widespread vaccines against enteric fever, which makes it a rare health problem in developed nations. However, the bacteria that cause the disease can be spread when people’s food or water is contaminated by human waste, especially among children who are too young to have been vaccinated. The symptoms of enteric fever may include:

  • Headache and general malaise (feelings of discomfort and fatigue)
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • A fever that may reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • A spotted, rose-colored rash

The more common form of salmonellosis is acute gastroenteritis, which is spread by food or water that has been contaminated with infected animals’ fecal matter. The symptoms of acute gastroenteritis can include:

  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea (sometimes with blood)
  • Muscle pain and/or headaches
  • Fever and chills

If it is not treated in time, this disease can cause severe dehydration, blood poisoning, and other health complications. Anyone who is showing potential symptoms of either form of salmonellosis needs immediate medical evaluation and treatment.

Contact a San Antonio Food Poisoning Lawyer

Negligent agricultural or food industry workers can spread salmonellosis by failing to take proper precautions. To learn about legal rights for victims, contact the San Antonio salmonella lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

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