SALMONELLA

A close-up on a single Salmonella Bacteria

Salmonella is a group of bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Salmonella can cause serious illness in older adults, infants, and people with chronic diseases.

Salmonella comes from contaminated eggs, poultry, unpasteurized milk or juice, cheese, contaminated fruits and vegetables, spices, and nuts. It also comes from reptiles, amphibians, birds, and pet food.

The incubation period is 12-72 hours

The symptoms are fever, cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Salmonella can be dangerous if it enters the bloodstream.

The illness can be prevented by keeping hands clean, keeping food refrigerated, not eating anything raw, separating cooked foods from raw foods, cooking foods to the right temperature, and chilling foods after serving them.

Salmonella Bacteria

The symptoms of Salmonella above

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