By Jory Lange
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is investigating a suspected Salmonella outbreak at The Grille at Gold Dust West in Elko, Nevada. Seventeen suspected cases of Salmonella have been reported in the last week.
Public health investigators have been investigating onsite at the Grille at Gold Dust West since Monday. Nevada Department of Health and Human Services public health investigator Martha Framsted confirmed that this is an ongoing investigation.
The Grille at Gold Dust West is owned by Jacob’s Entertainment. Jacob’s Entertainment’s Chief Operating Officer, John East, confirmed that, “The health department asked us to remove eggs from the menu and we have complied with that.”
Salmonella symptoms can include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal cramps. For most Salmonella victims, symptoms begin within 12 to 72 hours of eating the Salmonella-contaminated food. For most people, illness can last up to a week. However, Salmonella infections can sometimes lead to hospitalization and long term health problems, such as Reactive Arthritis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A painful form of inflammatory arthritis, Reactive Arthritis is a known complication of Salmonella food poisoning. Reactive Arthritis can affect the joints in knees, heels, fingers, and toes.
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