Maybe you ate a chocolate mousse made with raw eggs or mayonnaise that’s been sitting in the fridge for too long, and now you’re worried and waiting what will happen. How long does it take for salmonellosis symptoms to show?
Symptoms of salmonellosis often include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and even fever. Gastroenteritis is one of the first clinical presentations of Salmonella poisoning. Even though the onset for most food poisonings is 30 minutes to eight hours, salmonella takes longer to strike.
It takes from 12 to 72 hours for the symptoms to develop after ingesting an infectious dose of salmonella. Source of illness is a toxin that is produced when food contaminated with the bacteria is left too long at room temperature.
Symptoms of the poisoning usually last up to a week and most people recover without treatment with drinking plenty of water. The incubation period is usually from six to 72 hours, but illness has been documented even two weeks after poisoning.