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

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

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. ...Read more

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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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How do you get salmonella?

How do you get salmonella?

Contamination: Food or water contaminated by material with mostly animal excrement. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get salmonella from plants?

Is it possible to get salmonella from plants?

Yes, it is: Vegetables ; fruit may be irrigated or washed with contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of salmonella?

Supportive care: Antibiotics may prolong the course of the illness for uncomplicated cases, so generally fluids, electrolytes, and food are the prescribed regimen. Your body's immune system will rid you of the bug. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of salmonella?

You don't: In most cases, you don't. You just let it run its course, and it goes away. In certain cases (people who are old, sick, immunosuppressed, or have infection outside the GI tract), it's treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do eggs get infected with salmonella?

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From the chickens: Chickens are common carriers of salmonella in their stools and the disease can pass transovarily from an infected chicken to the outside of her egg shell, even if the egg is otherwise intact and healthy. ...Read more

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Can you get salmonella from eating peanuts?

Possibly: Salmonella outbreaks have been sourced back to peanut butter in the past, so it's certainly possible that peanut can carry the bacteria. ...Read more

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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

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How come you get salmonella from an undercooked piece of meat?

Processing: When meat is processed it is often contaminated by fecal matter from the animals and if the salmonella is not killed by appropriate heating it can infect you. The contamination has to be significant unless you have low gastric acidity or are taking antibiotics for another reason. ...Read more

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Can you get salmonella from touching a package of chicken that is unopened?

No: If packaged correctly, for sure not, but transmission needs more than a touch, anyway, hand washing and proper kitchen hygiene will prevent any transmission. ...Read more

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I ate half of a raw chicken I didn't know it could hurt you till my friend told me then I researched it I'm scared that I'm gonna get salmonella.

I ate half of a raw chicken I didn't know it could hurt you till my friend told me then I researched it I'm scared that I'm gonna get salmonella.

Nothing to be done: You'll either get it or you won't, but there's nothing you can do about it now. If you get it, you 'll get sick, and then you'll recover. Live and learn! ...Read more

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Can you get salmonella from a snake?

Yes: Reptiles and amphibians can carry salmonella. Wash your hands well after handling the animals or their cages, acquariums, or terrariums. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when you get salmonella?

Diarrhea, fever: Salmonella bacteria may cause mild to severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting for several days. Prolonged infections are infrequent, but can be quite serious, particularly in the very young or elderly. Infection with salmonella typhi can also lead to the development of typhoid fever, an infection that is best treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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How does an egg get salmonella contamination?

Not cooked properly: Salmonella in foods may be present from the farm or be introduced in food preparation. It will cause symptoms if the affected food is not cooked adequately. ...Read more

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Worried about salmonella and about e. Coli; which one is more likely to get you?

Both!: Both salmonella and e.Coli are very common food-borne illnesses in america, and in travellers. Neither can be completely avoided, but by way of prevention don't consume undercooked foods, or when there is suspect food preparation hygiene. ...Read more