Kelsey Starks returns to GMK, talks about salmonella infection

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 8:21 AM

(WHAS 11)--Who would have thought that when Kelsey left here with a stomach ache she would have been out for over a month?

What started as what she thought was a simple stomach bug got really bad really fast.

She not only had the infection, but as a result that infection developed Pancreatitis and Gallbladder Disease.

Kelsey was in the hospital for eight days and had surgery to remove her Gallbladder.

Then she was on very strong antibiotics for several weeks afterwards.

Salmonella comes from bacteria in under cooked meats like poultry, seafood or eggs and It can also come from fruits or vegetables that aren't properly handled.

The Metro Health Department is investigating her case and others that happened in the month of July.

42,000 cases reported each year. Most aren't diagnosed and the infection typically lasts 4-7 days. 400 result in death.
 

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