Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis) (cont.)
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.
In this Article
- Salmonella food poisoning facts
- What is Salmonella food poisoning?
- What causes Salmonella food poisoning?
- What are risk factors for Salmonella food poisoning?
- What are symptoms and signs of Salmonella poisoning?
- How do physicians diagnose Salmonella food poisoning?
- What is the treatment for Salmonella food poisoning?
- What are complications of Salmonella food poisoning?
- What is the prognosis of Salmonella food poisoning?
- Is it possible to prevent Salmonella food poisoning?
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What is the prognosis of Salmonella food poisoning?
Most cases of salmonellosis resolve completely without long-term complications, but bowel habits may be abnormal for a period of months. About 400 people die from salmonellosis each year in the U.S.
Is it possible to prevent Salmonella food poisoning?
There is no vaccine available to prevent Salmonella infection. However, you can take the following steps to reduce the likelihood of getting the infection:
- Wash hands thoroughly after using the bathroom.
- Cook meats and eggs thoroughly.
- Do not consume raw eggs or unpasteurized milk.
- Wash hands and kitchen surfaces with soap and water after contact with raw meat or eggs.
- Do not allow uncooked meats to come in contact with other foods in the kitchen, including utensils and work surfaces that will be used to prepare other foods.
- Wash hands thoroughly after contact with animal feces and after all contact with reptiles, birds, and small rodents.
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Salmonella." Mar. 26, 2014. <http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/>.
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