ELKO – Seventeen suspected salmonella cases have been reported this week in Elko, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
The radiator grille in Gold Dust West is the suspected cause of the disease, the Information Science Officer, Martha Framsted, confirmed in an e-mail.
"The department staff have been in the facility since Monday, March 1
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 23,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Salmonella each year. The agency has reported up to 450 deaths within one year.
Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal cramps, which begin 12 to 72 hours after infection. The disease can last up to a week. Most people recover by treatment.
"This is an ongoing investigation and I will provide more information as the investigation progresses," Framsted said.
John East, chief operating officer of Jacob's Entertainment, belongs to the Gold Dust West, the company is working with health officials to determine the cause of the problem.
"We are working with the health department to identify potential products and causes," said East. "The preliminary investigation of the health department revealed no causes related to Gold Dust West [employees’] when dealing with food."
According to East, the focus of the investigation is currently on food suppliers and suppliers. [19659003"DieGesundheitsabteilunghatunsgebetenEiervonderSpeisekartezuentfernenundwirhabenunsdarangehalten"sagteer