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Posted in Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella on August 10, 2019
A dozen people have reported Salmonella food poisoning after eating or drinking at Brixx and Barley. The Nassau County Department of Health is investigating the cluster of cases of salmonellosis associated with the Brixx and Barley Salmonella Outbreak.
The restaurant “will not be allowed to reopen until the source of the salmonella is identified,” Health Department spokeswoman Mary Ellen Laurain said Friday night. “That could take some time.”
Brixx & Barley is located at 152 West Park Ave in Long Beach, NY.
Potential exposures to Salmonella at the restaurant could date back to early July.
The health department says it’s not known if the source of the contamination is from the restaurant, but that salmonella is typically transmitted during warmer months and is usually foodborne. Nassau County Department of Health has closed Brixx and Barley while the investigation as to the source of Salmonella is investigated.
A note on the restaurant’s door says, “We are voluntarily closing the restaurant to ensure any potential problems are properly rectified while working closely with the health department.”
Established in 2014 Brixx & Barley is a bar and restaurant which features weekly specials and entertainment. They also offer full service catering. Their restaurant features everything from brick oven pizza to pasta dishes and wings.
Long Beach, New York is nicknamed the “City By the Sea” and made the news most recently in 2000 when Hurricane Sandy and cost the city $250 million in damage. The city is said to have been without power for over 2 weeks after the storm but rebounded in 2013 when they were finished with store related damage repairs.
We will continue to provide updates on the Brixx and Barley Salmonella outbreak.
CDC estimates Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States every year. Food is the source for about 1 million of these illnesses.
Diagnosing salmonellosis requires testing a clinical specimen (such as stool or blood) from an infected person to distinguish it from other illnesses that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Once Salmonella is identified in the specimen, additional testing can be done to further characterize the Salmonella.
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Some people may also have nausea, vomiting, or a headache. Symptoms usually start within 6 hours–4 days after infection and last 4–7 days.
Salmonella infection is diagnosed when a laboratory test detects Salmonella bacteria in a person’s poop (stool), body tissue, or fluids.
Most people recover without specific treatment. Antibiotics are typically used only to treat people with severe illness. Patients should drink extra fluids as long as diarrhea lasts. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the person needs to be hospitalized.
In rare cases, the infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream, and then to other parts of the body. In these people, Salmonella can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.
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If you got sick in the Brixx and Barley Salmonella outbreak and are interested in making a legal claim for compensation, we can help. Our Salmonella lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your Salmonella infection. Call us for a free no obligation legal consultation at (833) 330-3663 or send us an e-mail here.
By Samantha Cooper, Contributing Writer (Non-Lawyer)