Salmonella

Don't Eat The Food

What's Salmonellosis?

Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces. Humans Can take in the diesase mostly from food and water.

How Long Does It Take to Set in? Symptoms?

Typically, people with salmonella infection develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within eight to 72 hours. Most healthy people recover within a few days without specific treatment. Salmonella infection is usually caused by eating raw or undercooked meat, poultry, eggs or egg products. The incubation period ranges from several hours to two days. Most salmonella infections can be classified as gastroenteritis. Possible signs and symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle pains
  • Blood in the stool

How to Avoid Getting Salmonella

  • Kept raw meat, poultry, and seafood away from other foods
  • Never place cooked food on a plate that hasnt been washed since holding raw meat
  • Use two cutting boards; one for raw meat and one fore fruits and vegatables
  • Avoid eating raw egg: Cookie dough, homemade ice cream and eggnog

Citations

Picco, Michael F. "Salmonella Infection ." Mayo Clincic . Ed. Kenneth G. Berge. Mayo Fundation for Medical Education , 16 Apr. 2011. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/salmonella/basics/symptoms/con-20029017>.