Salmonella Infections

Salmonella is the name of a group of bacteria. In the United States, it is a common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella occurs in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and sometimes on unwashed fruit and vegetables. You also can get infected after handling pets, especially reptiles like snakes, turtles, and lizards.

Symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headache
  • Possible nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite

Symptoms usually last 4-7 days. Your health care provider diagnoses the infection with a stool test. Most people get better without treatment. Infection can be more serious in the elderly, infants, and people with chronic health problems. If Salmonella gets into the bloodstream, it can be serious. The usual treatment is antibiotics.

Typhoid fever, a more serious disease caused by Salmonella, is not common in the United States. It frequently occurs in developing countries.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Prevention of Salmonella Infections

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Salmonella Infections.

Occurrence of Salmonella Infections

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Salmonella Infections cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Salmonella Infections can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Salmonella Infections can occur in any gender.

Complications of Salmonella Infections if untreated

It is not know if Salmonella Infections causes complications if left untreated.

Time for Treatment of Salmonella Infections

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Salmonella Infections to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Within 1 week

Is Salmonella Infections Infectious?

Yes, Salmonella Infections is known to be infectious.

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 6/03/2019.
This page provides information for Salmonella Infections.

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Foodborne Illness

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