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What does salmonella eat?

What does salmonella eat?

Food: Salmonella does not have any specific nutrient requirements; it will "eat" the same nutrients that any other bacteria does. ...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 bland foods can you eat when you have salmonella?

What bland foods can you eat when you have salmonella?

Salmonella: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can you eat when you have salmonella?

Salmonella: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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If you eat infected food how long does it take for the salmonella to kick in?

If you eat infected food how long does it take for the salmonella to kick in?

Within 24 hours: Most of the time symptoms of food poisoning will occur within 24-48 hours of ingestion. ...Read more

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I had a severe attack of salmonella for which I was hospitalised. I am now constipated I eat a healthy diet.?

I had a severe attack of salmonella for which I was hospitalised. I am now constipated I eat a healthy diet.?

Sometimes after..: A gastroenteritis like salmonellosis which causes diarrhea will produce some constipation in its wake. You should be fine but can try more fiber. ...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

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1year baby with positive salmonella &blood culture.2 weeks with diarrhea &fever. In&out ER for a week and mucous&bld in stool. Won't eat or drink much?

1year baby with positive salmonella &blood culture.2 weeks with diarrhea &fever. In&out ER for a week and mucous&bld in stool. Won't eat or drink much?

Sounds like your: Child failed outpatient management and it is time to be admitted in the hospital for IV fluids. Response is based on your information above. My question to you-did you go see your pediatrician? Were these er doctors pediatric trained? Etc etc. ...Read more

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What is salmonella?

What is salmonella?

Bacterial infection: Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis, diarrhea, and food poisoning. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea for 4-7 days. Usually antibiotics are not required; the infection must simply run its course. Poor kitchen hygiene and contaminated poultry are common causes. Lizards, snakes, turtles, and birds can harbor salmonella, so wash hands after handling these pets. ...Read more

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What is salmonella from?

Mostly animals: Most strains are normal bowel flora in a variety of animals including turtles, chickens and cattle. ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella?

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

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How does salmonella spread?

Salmonella: Salmonella is usually spread by eating food which is contaminated by the feces of other animals. They can be any kind of food, but usually meat, milk, or eggs are the most common culprits. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can birds give you salmonella?

Salmonella/bird: Chicken and some birds like quil can casue salmonella. ...Read more

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How does salmonella reproduce?

By binary fission: In binary fission the bacteria produces 2 genetically identical daughter cells. ...Read more

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Where does salmonella come from?

Where does salmonella come from?

Food of animal origi: The principal reservoirs for salmonella include poultry, livestock, reptiles, and pets. Therefore, the major vehicle of transmission is food of animal origin, such as poultry, beef, eggs, and dairy products. Contact with infected reptile, e.g., pet turtle, is another mode of transmission. ...Read more

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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 are some salmonella symptoms?

Salmonella: Possible salmonella symptoms include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), musculoskeletal aches ; pains, fever, chills ; headaches.
If salmonella enters the blood stream it can cause endocarditis (infection involving heart), osteomyelistis (bone infection) ; infection of brain/ spinal cord (meningitis). Salmonella can sometimes be fatal. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have salmonella?

Stool culture: Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, perhaps nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea may be bloody. Stool culture is required to make the diagnosis. In most cases it will resolve on its own and no treatment is necessary. Young children and the chronically ill should be treated with antibiotics. ...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 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 can you get tested for salmonella?

Salmonella infection: Through a stool sample. If a person is septic - blood can be tests. ...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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Does food with salmonella look different?

Not necessarily: We all know to avoid rotten or odd-looking food. But food can look totally normal and still harbor salmonella if it wasn't cooked or stored properly. ...Read more

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What is the classification of salmonella?

Salmonella: Genus – Salmonella. Family – Enterobacteriaceae. Gram-negative rods. See: http://www. Britannica. Com/science/Salmonella ...Read more