A newly published report provides more evidence of the long-term risks associated with foodborne pathogens Salmonella and Campylobacter. Research by Dr. Lyn Sue Kahng was published in the journal "Gastroenterology" looking at the connection between these bacterial infections and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD is, according to the Mayo clinic:
"a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). [IBD] commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation."
Dr. Kahng’s study finds that those that suffer Salmonella and Campylobacter infections are significantly more likely to develop IBD than the population at large. Marler Clark has represented numerous individuals that have developed IBD, most commonly following Salmonella infections. Some of these foodborne illness victims have slowly recovered their previous health, but many have been left chronically ill.