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Is salmonella something contagious?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very

Salmonella: pathogen (disease causing) bacteria, can cause severe diarrheal illness, severe dehydration, other problems.
Some types cause typhoid fever (not common in U.S.). Dirty water, and contaminated food mostly. Spread fecal/oral source is mostly undercooked eggs and poultry. Even if most isn't contam, assume it is. Don't share utensils, cutting boards for cooked and uncooked. Wash hands.

In brief: Very

Salmonella: pathogen (disease causing) bacteria, can cause severe diarrheal illness, severe dehydration, other problems.
Some types cause typhoid fever (not common in U.S.). Dirty water, and contaminated food mostly. Spread fecal/oral source is mostly undercooked eggs and poultry. Even if most isn't contam, assume it is. Don't share utensils, cutting boards for cooked and uncooked. Wash hands.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
But transmission directly from person-to- person without contamination of food is not often seen.
Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Salmonella is spread by the fecal oral route from infected animals or humans.
Food and water borne spread after contamination is common.

In brief: Yes

Salmonella is spread by the fecal oral route from infected animals or humans.
Food and water borne spread after contamination is common.
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