Wanted: Salmonella Enteritidis

Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica (Bacteria)

Attacks:

There are three types of Salmonella Enterica, S. Typhimurium, Enteritidis, and Typhi. The bacteria attacks the digestive system but more specifically, the intestines. By ingesting under cooked/raw egg or meat and touching things with Salmonella, you may get it.

Victims:

Infants, older people, and ones with weakened immune systems are more likely to contract Salmonella. Chefs as well as food handlers and dairy industry workers are at risk of it if they ingest Salmonella off of the product they are handling.

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Crime:

Causes:


  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • abdominal pain
  • fatigue
  • chills
  • dehydration


It sometimes damages the intestine's tissue but after fighting off Salmonella, can result in reactive arthritis in the joints later.

Hideout:

The bacteria hides mostly in raw meat, eggs, dairy, and live animals. Salmonella can also be found in animal feces.

Weapons:

You can defend yourself from Salmonella Enteritidis by staying away from people infected and not touching wild or unknown animals. To prevent it, fully cook eggs and meat, wash cutting boards, store raw meat separately, and wash hands. While many people can self heal from this bacteria, antibiotics is a treatment option.

Difference between Salmonella Enteritidis and other kinds of Salmonella

Salmonella Enteritidis is one of three strains of Salmonella. It is closely related to all of the other strains but tends to infect chicken (and chicken farms) more frequently than the other strains. Be careful while eating chicken because this specific kind of Salmonella can rapidly spread if infected chickens are being distributed.

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