By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
City of Chicago health officials report investigating an outbreak of Salmonella. Since the beginning of July 2019, at least four people became ill after consuming pork tamales or carnitas served from the deli section of the Sun View Produce establishment at 6110 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL 60638.
Health officials advise if you have pork tamales, carnitas or other hot foods purchased from the deli section of this establishment since July 1, 2019 in your freezer, do not eat—discard.
As of August 5, 2019, implicated food items are no longer available at the store. There is no evidence that food made after this date was contaminated. Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) performed an environmental assessment of the grocery store and provided guidance on safe food handling practices and environmental cleaning to prevent further spread of disease. CDPH has also issued an alert to area physicians about the outbreak, providing medical guidance.
Salmonella symptoms usually last four to seven days and most individuals recover without any treatment. Most people who are infected develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Although most infections resolve without antibiotics, older individuals or those with weakened immune systems may need medical evaluation and treatment.
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