Salmonella poisoning can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever and chills, nausea and vomiting, dehydration, and headaches. Not fun!
Most of the time, the risks of salmonella to expectant moms are minimal. It usually just runs its course and isn’t of specific concern. But if a mom-to-be becomes really sick and the infection gets into the bloodstream, it can cause sepsis. Additionally, there are reported cases of preterm labor and miscarriages as a result of the illness. Although these cases are exceedingly rare, it’s best to avoid getting salmonella poisoning in the first place.
Please check the eggs in your fridge to make sure they are not part of this recall. The federal Food and Drug Administration reported that eggs from the affected farm were distributed to nine states—including Virginia.