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Hospital: Now 37 cases of Salmonella diagnosed in Perry County, MO

According to the Perry County Memorial Hospital, there have been at least 37 cases of Salmonella detected since Monday, August 6. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay.com) According to the Perry County Memorial Hospital, there have been at least 37 cases of Salmonella detected since Monday, August 6. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay.com)
PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

The number of cases of Salmonella in Perry County, Missouri increased after it was first detected on Monday, August 6.

According to the Perry County Memorial Hospital, there are now 37 cases of Salmonella. 

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Ages of those affected ranged from 2 to 68 years.

The hospital said the cases came through the emergency room and through the physician offices. 

According to the hospital, three people have required acute hospital admission, two short-term hospital observation, and treatment, and one case has been transferred to a Cape Girardeau hospital. The others are recovering with medication and hydration at home.

The lab director has reported the case information to local and state health officials according to state law. The health department began immediately preparing the investigation of this outbreak and will be handling the evidence that will hopefully determine the source and cause of the illnesses. 

The State Laboratory will receive culture samples of the infected patients to conduct their investigation.

The symptoms of Salmonella infection are high fever, diarrhea, bloody stools, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and severe dehydration and should seek medical care to obtain testing to confirm a diagnosis.

Dr. David Kapp with Perryville Family Community Care said the symptoms will usually take care of themselves but, "the most important thing is to try and prevent dehydration, so lots of fluids you can take electrolytes solutions," said Dr. Kapp. 

The Perry County Department of Health and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is conducting an investigation into the outbreak.

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