Salmonella is a group of bacteria that commonly causes food poisoning in the United States.

EVERYONE is at risk of contracting salmonella.

Anyone that eats food and/or are by animals and animal environments (is active outside) can contract salmonella.

Some sources of food where salmonella can be found are: contaminated eggs, unpasteurized milk or juice, meat, and poultry. Reptiles like snakes and turtles, amphibians, and frogs are sources for salmonella, too.

The incubation period of salmonella is 12-72 hours.

Symptoms include: cramping, diarrhea, fever, and vomitting

Usually, symptoms last 4-7 days and most people get better without treatment. But, Salmonella can cause more serious illness in older adults, infants, and persons with chronic diseases.

There are many ways to prevent salmonella poisoning. Among those ways are: person should wash their hands, separate foods properly, chill foods promptly, and cook foods thoroughly.

Bill Marler gives facts about the salmonella bacteria.

This video shows what salmonella does once in the body.

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