Health officials are appealing anyone who consumed anything from an Indiana grocery mart since 7th Sept to keep an eye on themselves for the symptoms of Salmonella infection.

It was notified FOX59, a local media that county officials are analyzing a cluster of illnesses among customers of La Aldea Grocery Store located at 2801 Klondike Rd-D.  As per the reports, Tippecanoe County Health Department officials are working along with the state health department to carry out the investigation.

The county health department urges that anyone who consumed any edible or drinkable product from the store in West Lafayette in the period ranging from Sept. 7 to 17 and became ill can contact a health care provider as well as the county department.  Sick people should call 765-423-9222 Ext. 1, a FOX59 report suggests.

Salmonella bacteria infected food does not usually smell, look, or taste spoiled.  Anyone can become ill on getting infected with Salmonella. Infants, children, seniors, and people with not-so-strong immune systems are more prone to acquire serious illness due to their low immunity, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Anyone who has ate or drank from this store and observed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should inform their doctors about the chances of exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are required to diagnose salmonellosis.  Salmonella infection symptoms can resemble other illnesses, thus leading to misdiagnosis many-a-times.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever within 12- 72 hours of eating infected food. Usually, healthy adults are sick for four days to a week. In some instances, diarrhea may become so severe that patients need to get hospitalized.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and immune-compromised individuals, such as cancer patients, have more chances to develop a severe and serious sickness and may sometimes prove to be fatal.


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