A bacterium that occurs mainly in the intestine especially a stereotype causing food poisoning.

Who is at risk?

Pretty much anyone is at risk.

What are the sources of the bacteria? (things people eat)

Fruits and vegetables can contain salmonella.

What is the incubation period?

The incubation period is 12-72 hours.

What are the symptoms?

Cramps, vomiting, fever, headache, nausea, etc.

How dangerous is it?

How do you prevent salmonella?

Who is effected most?

The very young, very old, and people who have other health problems.

How do people get salmonella?

Eating contaminated foods that have not been completely cooked.

Is it contagious?

It can spread from person to person if an infected individual does not wash their hands thoroughly after using the bathroom.

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