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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. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Yes: Salmonella is an occasional cause of blood infections, more often in those with weaker immune systems, kids and the elderly. It is better known as a cause of bloody diarrhea and some strains cause typhoid fever. ...Read more

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I am having symptoms of salmonella poisoning. Should I call my doctor?

Salmonella: Yes, you should call your dr to make sure that you have the appropriate stool studies done to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm worried about salmonella poisoning. What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

Diarrhea, cramps.: Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five to 10 days. It can also be asymptomatic. Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be needed to prevent death from dehydration. Treatment with may cause kidney complications. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition. ...Read more

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What is done for salmonella poisoning?

Fluid replacement: In most cases of salmonellosis, by the time that the diagnosis is made by culture of the diarrheal stool, the person is getting better and does not require antimicrobials. ...Read more

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What are salmonella poisoning symptoms?

Salmonellosis: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache and fever. Salmonella typhoid (typhoid fever) causes bradycardia. With this maybe dehydration, general weakness. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

Depends: There are different species of salmonella. Some will produce only intestinal problems, usually diarrhea which may contain mucous and occasionally blood. Salmonella typhi and some other species produces a disease which starts initially with constipation, followed by extension from the gut to produce fever, confusion, enlargement of the spleen and a very severe systemic disease. ...Read more

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How do you know you have salmonella poisoning?

Seeing a Doctor: Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The doctor will do stool culture and blood test to confirm this along with a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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How should I know if I have salmonella poisoning?

Salmonella infection: Salmonella infection is correlated with diarrhea. Your doctor can do a stool culture which will reveal salmonella if present. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more