We are investigating a confirmed case of Salmonella Newport linked to eating at a Mexican restaurant in Grandville, Michigan (near Grand Rapids, MI). The Michigan Health Department has indicated that several others have been sickened after eating at the same restaurant chain, and that the outbreak is multistate. We are not able to name the restaurant at this time. Our Salmonella attorneys are signing up cases and are available for a free consultation. We represent Salmonella victims nationwide. Salmonella Newport is Often Multidrug-Resistant Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica serotype Newport strains in the United States have increased substantially. They are resistant to at least chloramphenicol, streptomycin, sulfamethoxazole/sulfisoxazole, tetracycline, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, ampicillin, cefoxitin, ceftiofur, and cephalothin. Some phenotypes exhibits decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone, a critically important antimicrobial agent for treating invasive salmonellosis in children1. Past Salmonella Newport Outbreaks Below are some of the Salmonella Newport outbreaks that have occurred in the United States since 2008: Sprouters Northwest/Jimmy John's Restaurants Clover Sprouts, December 2010: Vegetable, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts Assi Market Pickles, July 2010: Vegetable, cucumber pickles La Reyna Supermarket & Taqueria Mexican Foods, July 2010: Guacamole, Salsa, Tamales Redmond Farms/Real Foods Market Raw Milk, April 2010: Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk Caldwell Fresh Foods Alfalfa Sprouts, March 2010: Vegetable, Alfalfa Sprouts Beef Packers, Inc., Cargill, November 2009: Ground Beef Barto's Idle Hour Restaurant Vegetable, August 2009: Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Unknown Vegetable, Onions Cross contamination Massachusetts Restaurant Unknown, July 2009: Unknown Source Michigan Unknown Location, July 2009: Unknown Source Beef Packers, Inc., Cargill, June 2009: Ground Beef Washington State Restaurant, June 2009: Burritos Illinois Restaurant, October 2008: Unknown Source North Carolina Unknown Location, June 2008: Unknown Source 2008 Multistate Outbreak: Tomatoes and Peppers, Some Used in Salsa and Guacamole Footnote: 1. Karon AE, Archer JR, Sotir MJ, Monson TA, Kazmierczak JJ. Human multidrug-resistant Salmonella Newport infections, Wisconsin, 2003-2005. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Nov. Available from http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/13/11/06-1138.htm.
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