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Salmonella Typhimurium

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Regina Stokes

on 5 September 2013

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Transcript of Salmonella Typhimurium

Salmonella Typhimurium
What does it need to thrive?
Salmonella love wet environments shielded from the sun. It is known to survive for long periods in soil and in water. & it typically needs a bacteria or virus to thrive. Cross contamination can also occur.
What are the food sources associated with it and possible contaminannts?
The most common food sources for salmonella are food of animal origin:
What is the implicated illness ?
Salmonella Typhimurium or Salmonella enterica
What is the incubation period for the illness?
The incubation period ranges from several hours to two days or salmonella infection will last four to seven days. But it will take several months for your bowels to return to normal.
What are the symptoms associated with the illness? What is the duration of the symptoms?
Symptoms :
muscle pains
blood in the stool
What are the steps for prevention?
Do not eat raw or uncooked eggs
Cook foods until they are well done; use a meat thermometer to be sure foods are cooked to safe temperature
Avoid raw milk or other diary products
Wash or peel produce before eating it
Avoid cross-contamination of food
Wash your hands before handling any food.
Sea food can cause salmonella poisoning if it comes from contaminated water.
Symptoms develop 12 to 72 hours after infection and the illness usually last 4 to 7 days.
Regina Stokes
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