Official spokespersons from Mariscos San Juan food Company, announced that they will be reopening their number 3 restaurant situated on number Four Street, in San Jose. Diner reopens after poisoning 194 people with shingella.
The restaurant has been labeled “safe” by health officials, the contaminated food was thrown away and the diner was sanitized by cleaning crews. The authorities still haven’t been able to pinpoint the exact origin of the infection in the restaurant.
Due to an outbreak of Shingella, approximately 194 customers and an employee came down with the sickness, somewhere around October the 16th.
Shigellosis, commonly known as bacillary dysentery or Marlow syndrome is considered to be a foodborne disease caused by an infection with the shingella bacteria. Statistics have shown that humans are more prone to contracting this disease than animals. The bacteria resides in polluted water, mainly in water contaminated by human feces and it’s usually transmitted from person to person. People who have poor hygiene are more prone to getting this disease.
So, how can you determine if you have Shigellosis? According to the Shigellosis’s symptomatology, it usually starts with a mild abdominal discomfort. In most of the cases, the abdominal throbbing can turn into dysentery. Accompanying dysentery are cramps, bursting diarrhea, high fever, blood in stool samples and even the formation of pus. Another symptom associated with bacillary dysentery is rectal tenesmus. Basically, after every stool you feel that the process of defecation is incomplete.
The bacteria has an incubation period of approximately 3 days, and recovery is set at 5 to 7 days. Other signs of shingella infection include mucosal ulceration, rectal bleeding and dehydration. In other Shigellosis cases, doctors reported that patients were exhibiting reactive arthritic and developed something called hemolytic uremic syndrome. The disease could also present neurological issues such as violent seizures.
Where can you get Shigellosis from? The bacteria is usually transmitted through food. This includes unwashed or raw vegetables, raw meat and contaminated dairy products.
The most common form of prevention is to simply wash your hands before you eat. And you must also remember to wash your hand after you handled food. Lately, there have been a couple of studies that linked shigellosis to children. According to the studies, children who spend a lot of time in daycare are more vulnerable to the disease.
If you do get shigellosis, the best way to ensure a speedy recovery is to drink plenty of fluids. Vital salts and fluids are being lost due to acute diarrhea, so the patient must drink plenty of water in order to replace them.