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What is salmonella?

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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Bacterial infection

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.

In brief: Bacterial infection

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.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics

In brief: Bacteria

Salmonella is a bacterium that causes "salmonellosis" which involves diarrhea, fever, & abdominal cramping.
It lasts about 4-7 days usually & people usually recover without any special treatment. Undercooked meats, poultry, eggs, unpasteurized milk, & the feces of animals including reptiles, chicks, ducklings are known risks to avoid. (chicks & ducklings can have it all over their fuzzy selves!).

In brief: Bacteria

Salmonella is a bacterium that causes "salmonellosis" which involves diarrhea, fever, & abdominal cramping.
It lasts about 4-7 days usually & people usually recover without any special treatment. Undercooked meats, poultry, eggs, unpasteurized milk, & the feces of animals including reptiles, chicks, ducklings are known risks to avoid. (chicks & ducklings can have it all over their fuzzy selves!).
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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