Salmonella Infection is one of the most common bacterial disease and foodborne infection in US. Salmonella Infection affects the intestinal tract and usually live in human and animal intestine and are excreted through feces.
Most people are infected with salmonella because of contaminated food or water and the symptoms can vary from diarrhea, to fever or abdominal cramps. Medical attention is necessary since people who develop diarrhea because of salmonella infection develop dehydration and the symptoms could be life-threatening if the infection spreads beyond the intestine.
Signs and symptoms of salmonella Infection can be nausea, vomiting, headache, blood in the stool, chills, fever, diarrhea and abdominal pains. Salmonella Infection usually exists in raw meat, poultry, fruits and vegetables and raw eggs products and most people are infected through eating foods that have come in contact with feces. Read more about CDC warning of Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Tahini from Achdut Ltd.
Here are the top foods that can be contaminated with Salmonella Infection:
- Fruits and vegetables:
Keep in mind that fresh produce, especially the imported ones could be infected through watering process contaminated with salmonella infection.
- Raw eggs:
Sources, salad dressings and mayonnaise can be made with raw eggs and chicken eggs could be infected with salmonella virus.
- Raw seafood, meat, and poultry:
Seafood can be infected with salmonella through farming via contaminated water and raw meat and poultry could be contaminated of salmonella infection through butchering process.