Salmonella

by: Ellie Lee Period 7 1-6-16

Introduction

Salmonella is a common food poisoning that you can get easily, if your not careful enough. Not everyone gets sick from salmonella, however. The sickness is called salmonellosis. If you do get sick, usually, people can recover without a treatment. However, some people can get seriously ill from salmonella. I chose to research salmonella because it is common and it can be acquired easily. Also, salmonella seemed to be interesting. How can I make a presentation about salmonella and how to prevent salmonella?

What are some sources of salmonella?

You can get salmonella in many places. For example, one of the most common ways people can get salmonella is through raw or partially cooked meats. You can also get it from animals as well. Some animals in particular that could be sources of salmonella are reptiles and birds. Finally, salmonella can commonly be found in unwashed fruits and vegetables.

Sources of Salmonella

Symptoms and Prevention

"While some people can be totally asymptomatic (meaning showing no symptoms), common symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting." Kelli Foster said. These are symptoms of salmonellosis. It can last for 8-72 hours. Washing hands often is a good way how to prevent salmonella. You can also prevent salmonella by avoiding raw meat and under and raw cooked eggs. Washing fruits and vegetables before eating them will also help you avoid salmonella.

Salmonella Project Grade 7
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