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December 13, 2007: Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak in Four Western States Under Investigation

With three dozen Salmonella food poisoning cases reported in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Idaho, between October 4 and November 9, health officials are looking for a common source behind the outbreak.

In Arizona, there have been 14 cases identified, in California 18, in Nevada three and one in Idaho. All of the cases are linked with the same strain of Salmonella. Seven of the individuals stricken with Salmonella food poisoning in Arizona were hospitalized.

“Having more than 10 or 15 percent of your cases hospitalized tends to be a little bit more severe,” said Shoana Anderson, a Phoenix-based infectious disease epidemiologist.

Anderson said that the Salmonella-contaminated food probably is not linked with a restaurant since it is unlikely that all of the individuals who became ill visited the same restaurant. Instead, health officials are focusing on a chain store as the source of the food product.

The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg, along with co-counsel Andrew Childers of Childers, Buck, and Schlueter, currently represents 25 victims of a Salmonella food poisoning outbreak in a lawsuit against an Arby’s located in Valdosta, GA. If you believe that you are a victim of Salmonella food poisoning, and you have a question concerning your legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274, or submit a Free Case Evaluation. To learn more about our law firm's work with food poisoning victims, please see Salmonella Lawyer.

To learn more about the Arby’s Salmonella outbreak, please see Arby’s Lawsuit and Arby’s Salmonella Food Poisoning. To read about Salmonella food poisoning, please see About Salmonella and Salmonella Symptoms and Complications.

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