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Transcript of Salmonella
Prevention of the Illness
Avoid eating raw foods, including cookie dough, hollandaise sauce, and homemade mayonnaise because they contain raw eggs.
Always keep raw food in the refrigerator or freezer when not consuming.
Thoroughly cook meat and eggs before eating.
Carefully wash raw fruits and vegetables before consuming.
Avoid touching animals especially reptiles, chicks, ducklings, and small rodents. If you do, immediately wash hands with soap and water.
Sanitize surfaces that have been in contact with raw meat, such as cutting boards.
Keep uncooked meat separate from produce
What is Salmonella?
bacterium is the cause of the type of food poisoning, Salmonellosis.
Where/How you get it
Salmonellosis is usually caused by eating food contaminated by Salmonella.
The most common foods that are contaminated with Salmonella are beef, poultry, eggs, milk and even raw fruits and vegetables.
Contaminated food looks and smells normal.
Food can get contaminated during food processing and handling.
This can happen if somebody does not wash their hands after using the bathroom.
Not washing hands after handling baby chicks and ducklings, reptiles, and small rodents.
Coming into contact with the feces of some pets.
Symptoms and Duration of Sickness
Symptoms develop 12 to 72 hours after infection and lasts 4 to 7 days.
Symptoms are gastrointestinal and may include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever.
A small percentage of people infected with Salmonella may develop Reiter's syndrome, which can lead to chronic arthritis.
Infants, the elderly, and people who have weak immune systems are at the highest risk of contracting Salmonella.
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by Emily Wang, Alana Jimenez, and Dalia El-Beheisi