salmonella is a bacterium that occurs mainly in the intestine, especially a serotype causing food poisoning. Usually, symptoms last 4-7 days and most people get better without treatment. But, Salmonella can cause more serious illness .
Food you can get salmonella poison from: contaminated eggs, poultry, meat, expired milk or juice, cheese, contaminated raw fruits and vegetables.
Who’s at Risk: Pregnant Women,Older Adults, and people with chronic diseases
Incubation Period ;12-72 hours
Symptoms: fever, Diarrhea, Vomiting, abdominal cramps,
To Prevent it:
- Separate cooked foods from ready-to-eat foods.
- Do not use utensils on cooked foods that were previously used on raw foods
- do not place cooked foods on plates where raw foods once were unless it has been cleaned thoroughly.
- Wash your hand after contact with animals, their food or treats, or their living environment.
- How dangerous is the illness: 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. Salmonella is killed by cooking and pasteurization.