Can I tell my primary school students that typhoid fever is equal to salmonella food poisoning?

No. No. Salmonella is a common cause of food-borne diarrhea in the U.S. Typhoid fever, caused by a specific of salmonella, is rarely seen in non-travelers, and causes a more systemic illness. People with typhoid have fever and belly pain, but often don't have diarrhea.

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Why does it take so long for the symptoms of salmonella food poisoning to appear?

The transmission. of salmonella usually occurs via consumption of contaminated foods: beef, poultry or eggs most commonly. The salmonella bacteria attach to the intestinal lining and are internalized to the intestinal wall. They then spread through the reticuloendothelial system to the liver, spleen and bone marrow. This process, leading to bacteria being found in the blood stream, takes up to 14 days. Read more...

Can salmonella food poisoning have any serious long term effects after treated/cured? Can it lead to different problems? Ex: chickenpox into shingles?

No long term effects. Once in a while, people become carriers of Salmonella for a few weeks or months after they get over the initial infection. However, this is rare and harmless. It creates risk for other persons potentially exposed to your feces, but that's prevented by everyday, standard hygiene, like hand washing after toilet. So don't worry about this at all. Read more...

What is salmonella food poisoning?

Bacterial infection. Saonella is a bacteria often found in poultry which causes intestinal infection in humans. Symptoms include diarrhea which may be bloody, fever, chills, stomach cramps, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Most people will recover without any treatment but the infection can be very dangerous to the elderly, children or the sick. Read more...
Infection. Salmonella food poisoning is a sickness of the digestive system caused by infections with a bacterial genus called Salmonella. It can cause fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and other symptoms. MIT is usually acquired from contaminated eggs or poultry. Read more...

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...

What do I do for salmonella food poisoning?

Hydrate. Usually nothing. It runs its course without treatment. Antibiotics are recommended only for certain people: the elderly and immunosuppressed, for example. The important thing is to keep yourself well hydrated. Read more...
Salmonella Treatment. Oral hydration is important. Some use anti-diarrheal medications. In some cases intravenous replacement of electrolytes & fluids may be required along w hospitalization. Antibiotics may be indicated in patients who are immunocompromised or with sepsis. Read more...

How would I know if my salmonella infection has turned into typhoid fever?

Typhoid - S. typhi. Salmonella the germ has many species. A simple gastroenteritis (diarrheal type illness) is caused by a different germ than typhoid. Typhoid is more of a systemic, progressively worsening disease. Your doctor should have the answer in the Petri dish, if they did a stool culture on you. Salmonella enterica causes those 'food poisoning' symptoms. Salmonella typhi causes typhoid fever. Subtle but imp! Read more...