By: Olivia, Emma, Diana, and Chloe
Details Of the Disease:
- Origin: Salmonella comes from animal/human intestines/feces.
- Symptoms: Vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, fever, chills, and headaches.
- Foods that Carry Salmonella: Eggs, meat and poultry. But it can be found in fruits and vegetables. It’s mostly found in raw milk, raw eggs, undercooked meat, and contaminated water.
- Salmonella can be prevented by cooking poultry, ground beef, and eggs thoroughly before eating it or feeding it to someone else.
- Wash hands, surfaces, and utensils.
- To prevent salmonella, cook foods to the correct temperature. Poultry should be cooked to 165 degrees, beef and pork are cooked to 160 degrees, and eggs cooked to 160 degrees or until yolk is solid.
- Do not cook raw foods in microwave, especially those of animal origin.
There is currently a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to imported cucumbers. When they first made this public it was on September 4th, 2015. So far there has been 888 cases counted, with 6 deaths, 191 hospitalized and has been recalled. Since the last update on November 19, 2015 more people have been getting ill in 16 states, which is adding to the list of having a total of 39 states with this problem. The Food and Drug Administration found out it was the same outbreak by tracing back the investigation found in Baja, Mexico where the cucumbers were contaminated and shipped into the United States.