Salmonella Poisoning

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a group of bacteria. It's one of the most common food poisonings in the United States.

How can this illness be prevented?

A great way to prevent salmonella poisoning is to wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching food. Also, keeping food refrigerated properly helps prevent this illness.

What are the sources of salmonella?

Contaminated eggs, poultry, meat, unpasteurized milk or juice, cheese, contaminated raw fruits or vegetables, spices, and nuts are sources of salmonella.

What are the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

Symptoms of salmonella include  diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting.

Who is at risk for salmonella poisoning?

Food poisoning can affect anyone who is at who eats contaminated food by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances.

What is the incubation period?

The incubation period for salmonella poisoning is 12-72 hours.

How dangerous is it?

Salmonella poisoning can lead to chronic arthritis or death.

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