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Can I get salmonella poisoning from a turtle bite?

Can I get salmonella poisoning from a turtle bite?

Yes-certainly!: Salmonella infections occur by coming in contact with turtles or other reptiles, amphibians, and its surroundings. Salmonella can cause a serious or even life-threatening infection in people, even though the bacteria do not make reptiles or amphibians sick.- in 2007, a 4wk-old baby died in fl, from salmonella in which the salmonella from the turtle and they boy, matched.

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Can you get salmonella poisoning from getting dirty turtle germs in a cut?

Can you get salmonella poisoning from getting dirty turtle germs in a cut?

Yes: Although the number of wound cultures due to salmonellosis is small, getting the bugs on your hands is a risk for getting them in your mouth.

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How do you get salmonella poisoning?

How do you get salmonella poisoning?

Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken.

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What is a sure way to get salmonella or food poisoning?

What is a sure way to get salmonella or food poisoning?

Nothing's 100% but: Two things at high risk for foodborne illness would be eating raw chicken or eating egg or tuna salad that has not be refrigerated and sitting in the sun for most of a day.

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Is it true that you can get food poisoning / salmonella only from meats?

Is it true that you can get food poisoning / salmonella only from meats?

Meat Sallmonella: Anything that comes in contact with the preparation area in items that have been contaminated with salmonella place you at risk. Poultry is most notorius. Some of the recent outbreaks have been from fruits and vegetables irrigated with contaminated water sources.

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Could I get food poisoning/salmonella from other meats, other than chicken?

Salmonella: Salmonella is a bacteria that is not specific to any particular meat, fruit or vegetable. More common in poulty, but can be aquired in any food item that has been exposed.

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Can irradiation get rid off food poisoning from e. Coli and salmonella?

Yes: Irradiating food can stop e. Coli and salmonella, two bacterial causes of food poisoning from contaminated meat and poultry. The bacteria shigella and campylobacter, plus the parasite toxoplasma, can also be stopped by irradiation of food.

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Does minocycline cure salmonella. If so if I take the med every day (which I do for acne) will I never get salmonella poisoning?

Does minocycline cure salmonella. If so if I take the med every day (which I do for acne) will I never get salmonella poisoning?

No guarantees: Never say never, and never say always. While taking Minocycline might help prevent many infections, if you take it all the time you can just breed resistant germs.

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Help please! Is coughing a sign of salmonella poisoning?

Help please! Is coughing a sign of salmonella poisoning?

Not usually: Most persons infected with salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. Those with the most severe form are young children, the elderly and those who are immune compromised.

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What are some symptoms for salmonella poisoning? Are they contagious?

See details: The major is an explosive diarrhea often with fever and abdominal symptoms. It is not easily passed between humans.

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What is done for food poisoning from salmonella?

What is done for food poisoning from salmonella?

Treamtment: Treatment with anti-biotic that has the ability to fight the infection. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is one that covers, but there have been more and more instances of drug resistance so a culture should be obtained prior to starting the antibiotic.

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What is salmonella food poisoning?

Bacterial infection: Saonella is a bacteria often found in poultry which causes intestinal infection in humans. Symptoms include diarrhea which may be bloody, fever, chills, stomach cramps, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Most people will recover without any treatment but the infection can be very dangerous to the elderly, children or the sick.

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