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Salmonella Poisoning

salmonella poisoning

Salmonella poisoning is a bacterial infection of the intestinal tract.

Salmonella is a form of food poisoning sharing the same gastroenteritis symptoms. This disease is caused by the Salmonella enterica bacterium.  The bacteria causing salmonella lives in human and animal intestines (warm and cold-blood) and are shed through feces. There are various diverse kinds of these bacteria. Salmonella serotype Typhimurium and Salmonella serotype Enteritidis are the most common types.

Salmonella Symptoms

salmonella symptoms

Salmonella poisoning is a bacterial infection of the intestinal tract.

Salmonella is a form of food poisoning sharing the same gastroenteritis symptoms. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning develop 8 to 72 hours after infection, and the illness typically lasts 4 to 7 days. This time period before symptoms appear is known as the ‘incubation period’. More often than not, people recover without treatment. Dehydration as a result of diarrhea in severe cases is not unusual. Especially older adults, babies, and those who have weakened immune systems are at highest risk.