Sushi Suspected Salmonella EpidemicTrigger in the U.S.

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating the cause of salmonella spreading in 19 states, including Washington DC. Initial investigation, suspected cause is the consumption of raw fish in sushi.

Sushi Suspected Salmonella EpidemicTrigger in the U.S.

According to the news station CNN, April 4 2012, CDC data show there were about 93 people in 19 states were sickened with salmonella bacteria from Bareilly. A total of 10 of them get intensive treatment in hospital, there were no casualties.

This year, illness due to salmonella was first reported on 28 January. Finding the cause of salmonella spreading, the CDC is working with public health agencies in several states and the Agency for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In the internal memo earlier reports, the CDC and the FDA estimates that the cause of the outbreak is thought to arise from the consumption of raw fish, including sushi and sashimi. However, this research is still not final and have not reached final conclusions.

"A preliminary investigation, many people eating sushi, sashimi or a type of food a week before the illness," said FDA spokesman, Curtis Allen.

Salmonella Bareilly can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, between 12 to 72 hours after the bacteria enter the body. This disease can last up to four to seven days, for those who have weak immune system, pain can last much longer.

Last year, a similar outbreak had occurred in 23 states in the U.S., affecting 97 people. Epidemic in July 2011 was thought to be caused by Salmonella Agona that found in papaya imported from Mexico. Occurred approximately 40,000 cases of Salmonella in the United States occur each year.

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