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Allen County Public Health Department in Ohio is investigating a possible outbreak of infections from Salmonella bacteria in cookies that it reports are linked to the illnesses.
The health department referenced potential Salmonella contamination of pumpkin pie stuffed cheese cake cookies from Bluffton Baking Co. in a Facebook post. The post announced a recall of the cookies and states that some of the ingredients used to make the cookies were believe to have been contaminated with Salmonella.
The post warns consumers who bought cookies from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 at Hancock or Putnam county markets to not eat them and throw them away. One case of Salmonella has been confirmed. The number of possible patients has not been released.
Numerous media in the area have quoted Allen County officials as saying that the illness onset dates for the Salmonella infections range from Oct. 1 through Oct. 6.
Allen County Public Health on Tuesday confirmed one case of Salmonella potentially tied to a multi-county outbreak in Allen, Putnam and Hancock counties.
The Hancock County Health Department notified ACPH of a possible Salmonella outbreak linked to a home bakery that distributes baked goods in Allen, Hancock and Putnam counties, according to an ACPH press release Tuesday.
Cases tied to the possible outbreak reported illness onsets from Oct. 1 through Oct. 6.
According to a press release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the company recalled the cookies “out of an abundance of caution.” It acknowledged it was possible some of the ingredients were contaminated with Salmonella. If you have any of the cookies remaining, you shouldn’t consume them.
Salmonella bacteria typically live in the intestines of humans and animals and are shed through feces. A common disease that affects the intestinal tract, humans usually become ill with Salmonella after consuming food or water contaminated with that feces.
Most people develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within eight to 72 hours. Most healthy people recover within a few days without specific treatment, but as usual with diarrhea, it’s important to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. In some cases, the diarrhea associated with Salmonella infection can be so dehydrating as to require prompt medical attention and can disrupt bowel habits for several months. Life-threatening complications also may develop if the infection spreads beyond your intestines, causing infection in urine, blood, bones, joints, or the nervous system, and can cause severe disease.
Some people with Salmonella infection develop pain in their joints, called reactive arthritis, after the infection has ended. Reactive arthritis can last for months or years and can be difficult to treat. Some people with reactive arthritis develop irritation of the eyes and pain when urinating.
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