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Salmonella is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. Each year, salmonella infections, called salmonellosis, sicken more than 1 million people. Up to 450 die from salmonella poisoning annually.

The common bacteria “can live in many animals, such as livestock, pets, reptiles, and sometimes humans,” says Alan Taege, MD, an infectious diseases specialist at the Cleveland Clinic.

Salmonella can be found in the intestines of animals, especially pigs and poultry, and it is spread through their feces. For example, if contaminated feces get into the water that’s used to irrigate crops, those crops can carry the bacteria to the market. Raw poultry can sometimes be contaminated with the bacteria. It can be spread throughout your kitchen if you don’t wash your hands, cutting board, and any knives or other utensils after you handle raw poultry.

Source: WebMD

  1. November 18, 2018

    Salmonella is most common among children. People with compromised immune systems, such as older adults, babies and people with AIDS, are more likely to have severe cases.Its symptoms include diarrhoea, fever, chills and abdominal pain.
    Most people only need fluids to recover in less than a week. Severe infections may require medical care, including IV fluids and sometimes antibiotics.

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