Salmonella

What is it? Salmonella, the name of a group of bacteria, it's one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States.

Who are at risk? - Older adults - Infants - People with chronic diseases
Sources: People usually get Salmonella from eating raw beef, chicken, and eggs. You can also catch Salmonella from reptiles such as snakes.
What is the incubation period? The incubation period for Salmonella is 12 to 72 hour and the symptoms usually last for up to 4 to 7 days
What are the symptoms? Fever, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting
How dangerous is the illness? 1.2 million Americans each year get Salmonella. About 400 die each year do to Salmonella.
How to prevent Salmonella? Don't eat undercooked meats and eggs, Don't eat or drink raw eggs & Wash your hands after dealing with raw meats

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