Salmonella Paratyphi Bacterium
By: Mary Irion 2nd
Once Salmonella enters the blood stream the bacteria can enter any organ system throughout the body, causing disease.
Salmonella leads to food poisoning, joint infections, bone infections, infections in the liver, and lung infections.
How it is transmitted
Salmonella is transmitted by drinking unpasteurized milk or when you eat undercooked chicken, eggs, salad dressing or desserts which contains raw eggs.
Most at risk
The people who are most at risk to contracting salmonella are young children and the elderly, peoples who's immune system does not work properly.
Workers at Risk
The workers that are at risk are most chefs and anybody who prepares for because if they do not cook it properly then they will be exposed to salmonella. Also food critics and judges because they are exposed to the most food.
Injury to Victims
When a person contacts salmonella they can expierence fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,and abdominal pains.
Damage to the body
The damages that occur to your body are dehydration, lack of many bodily fluids, spread of infections to your bloodstream, and your joints
Where it can be found
The bacteria that causes salmonella can be found in the gut of many animals including wild animals, farm animals, and pets. You will come in contact with this bacteria when you eat uncooked food or unpasteurized milk.
Ways to defend yourself
The bes t way of not coming into contact with this bacteria is by always making sure your food is properly cooked and handled.
The ways to prevent Salmonella is by constantly washing your hands, don't share towels or flannels, don't prepare of serve foods to others.
Antibiotics are sometimes given to patients that contract Salmonella but this is not always the case.
Over 1.4 million cases per year reportedly occur in the U.S. Other countries that are industrialized have similar occurrence rates in their populations.
Salmonella infections are often fatal if they are not treated with antibiotics.