by Your Marque Team
What is salmonellosis?
Salmonellosis is a type of food poisoning that occurs when someone consumes food or water contaminated with salmonella, which is a type of bacteria that generally lives in the intestines of animals and humans.
How do you get salmonellosis?
Salmonella enters the GI tract when contaminated food or drinks are consumed and is able to infect other parts of the body by moving through the bloodstream. Contamination can occur in several ways including:
What foods are most likely to cause salmonella poisoning?
What are the symptoms of salmonellosis?
How can salmonellosis be treated?
Treatment may include fluid and electrolyte replacement, and anti-diarrheals. Antibiotics may be used in severe cases where the bacteria has entered the bloodstream.
How can salmonellosis be prevented?
Some ways you can avoid getting salmonellosis are:
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