The most common cause of food poisoning

Food poisoning is any illness that results from eating contaminated foods.

Salmonella has many symptoms like, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps,

The symptoms of salmonella lasts 4- 7 days.

Long Term effects can be:  kidney failure, chronic arthritis, brain and nerve damage, and even death.

Certain people at risk are pregnant woman, older adults, people with chronic problems

If you have salmonella, you need to drink plenty of fluids and get a lot of rest.

Sources of the salmonella sickness is: contaminated eggs, poultry, meat, unpasteurized milk or juice, etc.

The incubation period is 12-72 hours.

You can prevent salmonella by washing your hands, cooking food to the right temperature, separate raw foods from cooked foods, avoid eating high risk foods, and keep foods cool before cooking.

This chart shows the percentages of foods that are involved in the salmonella sickness.

Salmonella can come from raw chicken or other poultry items.

This chart shows the number of salmonella cases from 1943-2003.

This cartoon shows that buying locally grown food is actually protecting you from imported foods from elsewhere. You don't know where the imported food has been or what it could contain.

This picture shows what kind of symptoms there are and where they are occurring.

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