by Emily Clemons

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

Salmonella is usually found in foods like 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, and pet food and treats.

Incubation period lasts anywhere from 12-72 hours. You can receive symptoms like diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting these symptoms last approximately 4-7 days. The disease is not severe most get well without treatment, but can lead to sereve 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 draw meats and with animals or their food and living environment.

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. Decrease your risk by cooking  foods to the correct temperature.

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