by: Emberley Riley

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a bacteria and is the most common cause of food poisoning in the United States. It is also a genus of rod-shaped, gram-negative bacteria.

Who is at risk?

Basically anybody and everybody can get salmonella. Elderly people, infants, and people with chronic diseases can cause the illness to be way more serious.

The sources of the bacteria are...

There aren't many causes of this illness but the few that include are food, animals, and their environment.

What is the incubation period?

The incubation for salmonella is 12-72 hours. Shown above is a picture of the salmonella bacteria forming.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting.

How dangerous is the illness?

Salmonella isn't that dangerous and the sickness only last 4-7 day. The virus is only that serious if you are elderly, and infant, or if you have a chronic disease.

How can you and other people prevent the illness?

There are many things that you can do to prevent the illness but some of the things include; separating cooked foods from ready-to-eat foods, cooking foods to a safe internal temperatures, chilling foods promptly after serving and when transporting from one place to another, and washing your hands after contact with animals, their food or treats, or their living environment.

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