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Can salmonella be contracted from cantaloupe?

Can  salmonella be contracted from cantaloupe?

Its possible: Like the listeria outbreak, if the cantalope is contaminated with salmonella it can be transmitted to humans. ...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


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What is the cause of salmonella?

What is the cause of salmonella?

Salmonella bacteria: Salmonella is a bacteria. In the United States, it is the most common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella occurs in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and sometimes on unwashed fruit and vegetables. About 40, 000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the United States annually. ...Read more

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How to be careful of salmonella?

Prevention: Wash hands before food prep & after bathroom use. Don’t eat anything containing raw eggs. Cook poultry to 165 F, Pork or bee to 160 F, Eggs to 160 F. No unpasteurized milk. Wash hands after touching birds, reptiles, amphibians or animal feces. ...Read more

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What happens when you have salmonella?

What happens when you have salmonella?

You may have no sxs : Or become very ill. Potential sx's include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, muscle aches and pain & even bloody diarrhea. ...Read more

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How is salmonella transmitted to humans?

Fecal oral route: Food or water contaminated by human or animal feces of an infected or colonized animal is the mode of spread. Failure to wash hands after touching contaminated meat products or failing to cook contaminated meat adequately allows this fecal oral route to succeed. ...Read more

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Can cooking kill salmonella?

Yes: Adequate heat can kill salmonella - at least above 140 deg f but preferably 160 deg f. ...Read more

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How often is salmonella fatal?

Depends: This varies with the salmonella species, the type of illness it produces, how soon it is treated and whether the therapy is appropriate. This will sometimes depend upon where you are and what the doctor's experience with this organism has been. In third world situations typhoid fever has a significant mortality rate. ...Read more