Salmonella is a bacteria that you get from eating improperly cooked foods, contaminated foods, open cuts, oral ingestion (Eating). Those who are most risk of getting salmonella are infants and children up to the age of five years of age, anyone who has had transplant surgery, women who are pregnant, and the elderly.
The source of Salmonella is the food that people eat and some of the animals that we touch some things like contaminated eggs, poultry, meat, unpasteurized milk or juice, and cheese. Some of the animals that we touch that can cause salmonella are snakes, turtles, lizards, birds, and frogs.
The incubation period for salmonella is 12-72 hours lasting you 4 to 7 days. Salmonella is very dangerous because it can also cause Reiter's syndrome which will cause all of the same symptoms of Salmonella along with Chronic Arthritis, but will make the symptoms last longer, from days to months to years.
You can prevent Salmonella by avoiding eating high-risk foods, including raw or lightly cooked eggs, undercooked ground beef or poultry, and unpasteurized milk, by keeping food properly refrigerated before cooking, and by cleaning your hands with soap and warm water before handling food.
The symptoms of salmonella are nausea, abdominal cramps, headache, fever, and diarrhea