Salmonella

Food poision

What is it?

salmonella is a very common but dangerous type of food poisoning.

Who is at risk?

Serious complications and death are rare and are more likely in the very young, the very old, and people who have other health problems.

What are the sources of bacteria?

Salmonella is commonly found in raw food products that come from animals, such as eggs, egg products, meat, meat products, unpasteurized milk, or other unpasteurized dairy products. Thorough cooking and processing effectively kills salmonella bacteria.

What is the incubation period?

The incubation period, from ingestion of the bacteria until the symptoms start, is generally 6 to 72 hours.

What are the symptoms?

Cramps, headache, fever, and severe watery diarrhea.

How dangerous is the illness?

The symptoms can last to 4-7 days without treatment.

How can people prevent the illness?

Wash your hands completely with soap and water after dealing with animals. Also wash your hands before preparing food and before eating.

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