Symptoms and Treatment of Salmonella Newport
Salmonella are a group of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever called salmonellosis. Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. More severe cases of salmonellosis may include a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool, and in some cases, may become fatal.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
“Because salmonella infection can cause dehydration, treatment focuses on replacing lost fluids and electrolytes — minerals that balance the amount of water in the body. If dehydration is severe, emergency room care or hospitalization may be needed so that fluids can be delivered directly into a vein (intravenous).”
Salmonella Newport Leads to Recall of Baby Formula Products
In February 2022, Abbott Nutrition agreed to recall powdered formula products Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare produced at its facility in Sturgis, Michigan. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), those products had been linked to at least five illnesses in infants: four babies who contracted Cronobacter Sakazakii, a bacteria that can cause meningitis, and one who was exposed to Salmonella Newport.
Additional information can be found in the U.S. Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) notice: Cronobacter & Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Baby Infant Formula
Johnson//Becker PLLC Attorney Appointed Co-Lead in Baby Formula Lawsuit
In a multidistrict litigation/class action lawsuit against Abbott Nutrition, Johnson//Becker attorney Stacy Hauer has been named co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs. The lawsuit is expected to include hundreds of plaintiffs across numerous states.
Do I Have a Salmonella Baby Formula Lawsuit? Contact a Lawyer.
If your infant has been sickened with Salmonella Newport after consuming baby formula, you should be aware that you may be entitled to holding the manufacturers of the defective baby formula accountable by filing a lawsuit.
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