U.S. residents should pay attention to the Costco chicken salad after it was connected to cases of salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety discovered that four people were infected between September 2 to September 6. Three of the four patients who were infected ate Costco chicken salad, bought from the Costco’s Lynnwood store.
The Washington State Department of Health explained that no chicken salad was tested positive for salmonella. However, they want to make sure that customers are not in danger. Those of you who bought the salad from Lynnwood Costco between August 26 and September 2 are asked not to consume it. Instead, you should throw it away or bring it back to the store to get a refund.
There will more tests regarding the Costco chicken salad to discover if it was really the reason why those four people got infected with salmonella. Until we will find out the truth, do not eat the salad bought during that period of time. Another idea would be to advise the same thing to anyone who enjoys the Costco chicken salad.
Salmonella infection is common in the United States. Almost one million people get sick every year due to this disease and 380 of them die. Even though most of the individuals who got infected recover without treatment, there were persons who need to be hospitalized or even died because of it. The infection lasts for 4 to 7 days.
Salmonella was first discovered in 1962. Parents should pay more attention to their children because they are at the highest risk, especially before 5 years old. If you see that your child has diarrhea and fever, you have to go to a doctor as soon as you can. While most people recover in a short period of time, there are others who need months after their eating habits are normal again.
Another side-effect of Salmonella is developing pain in the joints. People who were infected could suffer from arthritis than can last for months or even for years. Unfortunately, the antibiotic treatment for Salmonella is not protecting us against this side-effect.
Every year we find out about Salmonella outbreaks. To prevent it, wash your hands, keep your kitchen clean pay attention when you are cooking food for your children. An important advice for future mothers would be to breastfeed because it will protect the baby against infections.
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