Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating the cause of the spread of an outbreak of salmonella in 19 states, including the capital, Washington DC. Initial investigation, suspected cause is the consumption of raw fish in sushi.
According to the news station CNN, 4 April 2012, CDC data show there were about 93 people in 19 states were sickened due to salmonella bacteria Bareilly. A total of 10 of whom underwent intensive treatment in hospital, there were no casualties.
Reports of the foodborne illness have mainly come from the eastern seaboard and Gulf Coast, though cases have been reported as far west as Missouri and Texas. Investigators are focusing on six clusters of restaurants in Texas, Wisconsin, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
This year due to salmonella illness was first reported on 28 January. Finding the culprit spreading salmonella, 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, research is still not final and have not reached final conclusions.
“A preliminary investigation, many people with eating sushi, sashimi or a type of food a week before the illness,” said FDA spokesman, Curtis Allen.
Bareilly Salmonella 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 is found in papaya are imported from Mexico. Occurred approximately 40,000 cases of Salmonella in the United States occur each year.