Salmonella

Salmonella is one of the most common types of bacteria in the U.S.  Bacteria, such as Salmonella, causes 1 in 6 Americans to have food poisoning each year.

If you get food poisoning from Salmonella, the results aren't pretty! Salmonella can give you symptoms of diarrhea, fever, cramps, and vomiting for 4-7 days.  During this period, you should drink plenty of fluids and get a lot of rest.

You can get this bacteria in your body by not avoiding raw eggs, meat, poultry, unpasteurized milk, etc.  You can prevent Salmonella by keeping food refrigerated, cooking food to the right temperature, keeping your hands clean, and many other ways!

This video shows you how to recognize the symptoms of Salmonella.  

This is a brief description of Salmonella.  It lists some facts, and explains the symptoms of this bacteria.

5 ways to prevent Salmonella:

1. Separate cooked foods from ready-to-eat foods  

2. Make sure to cook foods to the right temperature  

3. Chill foods soon after serving, and when transporting from one place to another  

4. Always wash your hands after contact with animals  

5. Clean the surface before preparing food

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