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Health Tip: Learn About Salmonella

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

(HealthDay News) -- Salmonella bacteria is a common source of foodborne illness, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises:

Never eat raw or undercooked eggs, which can harbor salmonella and other germs. Food is more often left unrefrigerated for long periods during summer, making food poisoning more common when the weather is warmer. Salmonella infection is downright dangerous for many people, including those with chronic diseases or weakened immune systems. Salmonella can affect many different foods, such as meat, sprouts, processed foods, eggs, fruits and vegetables. A salmonella infection can last for several days and cause diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever. Salmonella infections are relatively common, but most people don't seek a doctor's treatment, so an infection often goes unreported.

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