Salmonella

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a bacteria that mainly occurs in the intestines. It is one of the most dangerous types of food poisoning in the U.S.  

What are the symptoms of Salmonella?

Once infected with Salmonella, it usually lasts 4-7 days with an incubation period of 17-27 hours. Salmonella causes fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps. It has also lead to serious illnesses in some cases. Salmonella itself isn't very dangerous, but in children and older adults it could cause more serious illness.

Who is most likely to get serious illnesses caused from Salmonella?

Young children and older adults are more likely to get serious illness from Salmonella. Why? Their immune system isn't as strong.



What Causes Salmonella?

Food such as contaminated eggs, poultry, meat, unpasteurized milk or juice, cheese, and contaminated raw fruits and vegetables. And certain animals such as snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and baby chicks. In some cases pet food and pet treats.


How to prevent Salmonella

You should always take precaution in your kitchen and use these steps over and over again to keep your family safe from food poisoning. Always wash your hands, separate your foods, refrigerate your foods promptly, and cook your foods to proper temperatures.

This video explains simple ways to prevent Salmonella.

This video explains what Salmonella is, how its caused, what its symptoms are, and how to prevent it.

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