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  • More than it's cracked up to beThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.4 million people in the United States are infected with salmonella each year. Only a small proportion of infected people are tested and diagnosed, with as few as 2 percent of cases reported to CDC. 

    To avoid salmonella infections:

    • Don't drink unpasteurized milk.
    • Don't eat undercooked poultry or poultry products like eggs.
    • Don't prepare food on surfaces contaminated by raw poultry or poultry products.
    • Avoid contact with infected domestic and wild animals, including poultry, pigs, cattle and pets such as turtles, iguanas, dogs and cats.
    • Practice proper hand washing techniques.

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