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I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

40, 000: Is the number of salmonella cases reported to the cdc each year. It is estimated that 30 times that is the actual number of cases, since most of them are mild and go unreported. ...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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I am traveling internationally. How common is salmonella in other countries?

I am traveling internationally. How common is salmonella in other countries?

Depends upon country: Salmonella causes typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever. It is usually spread by contamination of food or water. The most common place for travelers to get it is southern asia. Travelers staying with families or friends are more likely to become ill with salmonella. Typhoid, but not paratyphoid can be prevented with vaccination. Careful food/water choices and hand washing are essential. ...Read more

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Is peanut butter a common source of salmonella?

No: Not commonly, particularly if this is commercially purchased peanut butter. ...Read more

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How common are salmonella infections?

Salmonella: For significant detail regarding salmonella, see the cdc website at http://www. Cdc. Gov/salmonella/. An estimated 1.4 million cases of salmonella occur annually in the United States. ...Read more

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How common is salmonella food poisoning?

13.5 per 100000: Incidence of salmonella has gone down in last few years. In 2009, 40000 cases were reported by cdc, that is 13.6 cases per 100000.
That is the last stastictic reported. ...Read more

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Salmonella typhi. Where is it most likely to be found?

Raw meat: Chicken that is not cooked thru or vegetables that got contaminated by using utensils (knife, cutting board) that was used or not fully washed. ...Read more

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Where is salmonella enteritidis most likely found?

Eggs, poultry: Germ is found mostly in eggs (even normal looking, uncracked), also poultry; less common in raw milk, beef, pork, sprouts, raw almonds. Reptilian pets and turtles carry (wash your hands after handling). International travel a risk.
In infected humans, found in the small bowel. Can cause a severe diarrheal illness. ...Read more

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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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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

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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