ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren returned to work Monday after a few days in the hospital recovering from salmonella poisoning, city officials say.
According to a city spokesperson, the mayor was admitted to an area hospital on July 5 and was discharged Sunday.
Officials say Deputy mayor James Smith “acted on her behalf as necessary and was in regular contact with the mayor throughout her hospitalization.”
According to the CDC, Salmonella bacteria cause about 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths in the United States every year and food is the source for most of these illnesses.
- Most people who get ill from Salmonella have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
- Symptoms usually begin 6 hours to 6 days after infection and last 4 to 7 days.
- Most people recover without specific treatment and should not take antibiotics. Antibiotics are typically used only to treat people who have severe illness or who are at risk for it.
- Some people’s illness may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized.