Salmonella by Emiley

Salmonella is a bacterium that occurs mainly in the intestine, especially a serotype causing food poisoning.

Salmonella is usually found in foods such as  contaminated eggs, poultry, meat, unpasteurized milk or juice, cheese, contaminated raw fruits and vegetables, spices, and even nuts. You are at risk when eating these foods.

Salmonella also comes from animals and their environment; particularly reptiles, amphibians, birds, pet food and pet treats.

Incubation period lasts anywhere from 12-72 hours. You can receive symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting. These symptoms last approximately 4-7 days. The disease is not severe and  most people get well without treatment, but can lead to severe diseases in the future.

Avoid Salmonella by cleaning your hands with soap and water, separating raw foods from cooked foods and from to be cooked foods, cook foods to correct temperature, and wash hands after contact.

This video tells you the carriers of the infection Salmonella and symptoms that can happen if you get the virus. The video also tells the statistics of those who get the disease each year.

This video shows Salmonella on your food and teaches you just because you don't see it doesn't mean its not there. 1 & 6 Americans get Salmonella each year. To decrease your risk,  cook foods to the correct temperature.

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