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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Salmonella Infection (Definition)

Salmonella infection is a bacterial infection that can cause "food poisoning" or diarrhea-like symptoms. It is ...Read more


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Salmonellosis, what is it?

Salmonellosis, what is it?

Foodborne illness: Salmonella organisms can cause a variety of illness ranging from "regular" gastroenteritis to serious bloodborne infections of the heart or bones. ...Read more

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How can you catch salmonellosis?

How can you catch salmonellosis?

Salmonella: Salmonella is transmitted by contaminated food, water, or contact with infected animals. For detailed information, check out the cdc's website at http://www.Cdc.Gov/salmonella/. ...Read more

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Is it common to get salmonellosis?

Is it common to get salmonellosis?

Depends on what you: Call common. Salmonella may be acquired through poultry, meats, unwahsed vegetables and fruits, contaminated water etc. See this site for food related infections. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of salmonellosis?

What are symptoms of salmonellosis?

Broad range: Salmonella organisms can cause a variety of illness ranging from "regular" gastroenteritis to serious bloodborne infections of the heart or bones. Gi sx include vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, fever. Spread through the blood (less common) can lead to heart infections, bone infections, abscesses, infected aneurysms. ...Read more

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Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

Yes: Turtles are well know carriers of the bacteria. So are chickens through their eggs. Eating raw eggs is not a good idea. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have salmonellosis?

How would you know if you have salmonellosis?

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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What is the treatment for salmonellosis?

What is the treatment for salmonellosis?

Self limited illness: Salmonellosis in the US is nontyphoidal. This is a self-limited diarrheal illness which lasts 2 - 7 days. Treatment is supportive and mainly consists of hydration and electrolyte supplementation. Severely ill patients should be hospitalized and may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Salmonella: Yes, eggs can carry this bacterium. Eating raw eggs, therefore, increases your chances of acquiring the salmonella bacterium. ...Read more

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Are there particular antibiotics used to treat salmonellosis?

Are there particular antibiotics used to treat salmonellosis?

Yes, but seldom...: Salmonella gastroenteritis, in general, is a self-limiting condition and does not require antimicrobial therapy. Exceptions are young infants under 6 months, salmonella osteomyelitis, and food handlers. Typhoid fever, a rare condition in us, certainly requires an appropriate antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What you do to get rid of salmonellosis?

Wait: Most cases of salmonellosis resolve without any specific treatment. Antibiotics are not recommended for most cases, in fact may make it worse. ...Read more

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Is there anything pregnant women can do to avoid salmonellosis?

Is there anything pregnant women can do to avoid salmonellosis?

Wash your hands: Salmonella is famous for being found in undercooked chicken an the outside of eggs. Commercially sold eggs are usually washed and sterilized, but to be sure, whenever handling eggs, wash your hands with soap and water afterward. Make sure chicken is cooked thoroughly as well. ...Read more

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Hypothetical q.) you eat chicken with salmonella in it, you then got salmonellosis, you then recover and eat the same chicken again, reinfected again?

Hypothetical q.) you eat chicken with salmonella in it, you then got salmonellosis, you then recover and eat the same chicken again, reinfected again?

Anything's possible: ...Although i can't understand why someone would knowingly eat tainted food that has already once made them sick?! ...Read more