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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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