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i love sushi, can i get salmonella from raw fish?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Unlikely: Salmonella is usually contracted from improperly prepared food or an infected source. You can get salmonella from this source but it is unlikely. Most sushi preparation is done properly using good sources of the raw fish. No sushi outfit wants to get a reputation for infecting their customers.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Perhaps, but rarely: There was a recent outbreak of salmonellosis linked to spicy tuna in sushi rolls that was prepared from 'tuna scrape' produced in the indian subcontinent which had been contaminated during production. Raw fish without human contamination should not cause salmonellosis.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sushi is fine.: The main concern with sushi is obviously the chance of bacterial infection in the context of eating raw fish. Those who make sushi for us to eat undergo rigorous and lengthy training in order to prepare the raw fish in a way that minimizes the chance of infection while allowing us to eat such an awesome delicacy, So, yes, sushi is safe if the correct people are making it.

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What is salmonella?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Bacteria: Salmonella is a bacterium that causes "salmonellosis" which involves diarrhea, fever, & abdominal cramping. It lasts about 4-7 days usually & people usually recover without any special treatment. Undercooked meats, poultry, eggs, unpasteurized milk, & the feces of animals including reptiles, chicks, ducklings are known risks to avoid. (chicks & ducklings can have it all over their fuzzy selves!).
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How is salmonella transmitted to humans?

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Salmonella: Salmonella is transmitted by contaminated food, water, or contact with infected animals. For detailed information, check out the cdc's website at http://www.Cdc.Gov/salmonella/.
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How do salmonella spp. Cause disease in people?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
Intestine: The salmonella bacteria enter the body through the GI tract and then gain access to the bloodstream by going through the lymphatic channels on the intestinal tract. The bacteria then travel around the circulation and infect various organs causing disease.
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Where can I find more information about salmonella?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
CDC: Go to the cdc, center for disease control web site and see if you can find some good info. You may find it on the department of agriculture web site as well.
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How dosalmonellaspecies cause disease(s)?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
Intestine: The salmonella bacteria enter the body through the GI tract and then gain access to the bloodstream by going through the lymphatic channels on the intestinal tract. The bacteria then travel around the circulation and infect various organs causing disease.

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