Salmonella

By Rachel Basch

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Prevention

  • Cook poultry, ground beef, and eggs thoroughly
  • Do not eat or drink foods containing raw eggs, or raw (unpasteurized) milk
  • Wash hands, kitchen work surfaces, and utensils with soap and water immediately after they have been in contact with raw meat or poultry
  • Wash hands with soap after handling reptiles, birds, or baby chicks, and after contact with pet feces
  • Avoid direct or even indirect contact between reptiles (turtles, iguanas, other lizards, snakes) and infants or immunocompromised persons
  • Don't work with raw poultry or meat, and an infant (e.g., feed, change diaper) at the same time

Food

  • Contaminated eggs
  • Poultry
  • Meat
  • Unpasteurized milk or juice
  • Cheese
  • Contaminated raw fruits and vegetables (alfalfa sprouts, melons)
  • Spices
  • Nuts

Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea