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- What is Salmonella food poisoning?
- What causes Salmonella outbreaks? How does Salmonella spread?
- What are risk factors for Salmonella food poisoning?
- What are symptoms and signs of Salmonella poisoning?
- Is Salmonella contagious?
- What is the incubation period for a Salmonella infection?
- What is the contagious period for salmonellosis?
- What kinds of doctors treat Salmonella food poisoning?
- How do physicians diagnose Salmonella food poisoning?
- What is the treatment for Salmonella food poisoning?
- What are complications of Salmonella food poisoning?
- What is the prognosis of Salmonella food poisoning?
- Is it possible to prevent Salmonella food poisoning?
Quick GuideSalmonella Outbreak
What is the prognosis of Salmonella food poisoning?
Most cases of salmonellosis resolve completely without long-term complications, but bowel habits may be abnormal for months. About 380 people die from salmonellosis each year in the U.S.
Is it possible to prevent Salmonella food poisoning?
There is no vaccine available to prevent Salmonella infection. However, one can take the following steps to reduce the likelihood of getting the infection:
- Wash hands thoroughly after using the bathroom.
- Cook meats and eggs thoroughly.
- Do not consume raw eggs or unpasteurized milk.
- Wash hands and kitchen surfaces with soap and water after contact with raw meat or eggs.
- Do not allow uncooked meats to come in contact with other foods in the kitchen, including utensils and work surfaces that will be used to prepare other foods.
- Wash hands thoroughly after contact with animal feces and after all contact with reptiles, birds, and small rodents.
- Chill foods after serving and when transporting from place to place.
Klochko, Alena. "Salmonellosis." Medscape.com. Oct. 8, 2015. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/228174-overview>.
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Salmonella." Feb. 23, 2016. <http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/>.