AUGUSTA — The Maine Heart for Illness Management and Prevention introduced Friday it’s investigating 5 circumstances of salmonellosis related to consuming crabmeat from Hardie’s Crabmeat in Deer Isle, Maine.
The circumstances embody 4 Maine residents and one New Hampshire resident. Two people required hospitalization.
An investigation by Maine CDC and the Maine Division of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry discovered that the crabmeat was most probably contaminated throughout preparation and packaging.
Maine CDC recommends that customers discard packages of Hardie’s Crabmeat bought between June 15 and Aug. 15.
Freezing doesn’t destroy the micro organism that causes the sickness. The institution’s homeowners have addressed investigators’ issues concerning the contaminated crabmeat, and there’s no proof that crabmeat presently being offered poses a threat if consumed.
Crabmeat from Hardie’s was offered at a number of places all through Maine, however packages needs to be clearly labeled as coming from Hardie’s.
Salmonellosis is an sickness attributable to a bunch of micro organism referred to as salmonella. It’s a main explanation for diarrheal sickness in america. Salmonella micro organism may be discovered within the intestines of individuals and animals. Pets and cattle can carry the micro organism and unfold salmonella. Widespread signs are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdomen ache, fever and headache. Signs normally begin six to 72 hours after publicity and may last as long as per week.
Older people, infants, and people with weakened immune techniques usually tend to have extreme sickness. Some contaminated folks don’t have any signs.
You shouldn’t work in case you are sick with salmonellosis. That is particularly necessary in case you are a meals handler, child-care employee, or well being care employee. Maine CDC recommends that people who expertise extreme signs contact their medical supplier.
Name DACF at (207) 287-3841 for questions concerning the investigation to hint the contaminated product. Name Maine CDC at (800) 821-5821 you probably have questions on salmonellosis.