According to an internal memo that was sent around the Food and Drug Administration offices, a salmonella outbreak that’s spread throughout sushi restaurants in 19 states and the District of Columbia could be responsible for making at least 90 people sick. The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the outbreak, which has sent seven people to the hospital.
MSNBC reports spicy tuna rolls are the chief culprit according to preliminary findings. The strain of salmonella associated with the illnesses is Salmonella Bareilly, which can cause symptoms that include vomiting, headaches, fever and chills.
Reports of illness have come mostly from the eastern half of the United States, including Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin.