Salmonellosis is one of the most common foodborne illnesses in the world.
Salmonella is a bacterium found in mishandled food, much of which are included in our everyday grocery lists. When ingested, these bacteria cause a disease known as salmonellosis.
Symptoms generally last between five and seven days and range from a fever, stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and headaches. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these symptoms begin between 12 and 36 hours after the salmonella is ingested.
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Prevent it from spreading in your kitchen:
– Do not thaw meats at room temperature.
– When preparing meals, do not cross contaminate raw foods with cooked foods.
– Do not leave foods that need refrigeration outside of the fridge for longer than an hour.