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  • Salmonellosis is an infection caused by salmonella bacteria. Salmonella is an invasive organism that can escape from the intestine and spread to other organs. Salmonellosis is potentially fatal for those who are very young, elderly or have weakened immune systems.

    Symptoms

    The illness causes the sudden onset of:

    • headache
    • fever
    • abdominal pain
    • diarrhea 
    • loss of appetite
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • dehydration

    These symptoms can last for several days. Salmonellosis can become a chronic infection in some people, who may have no symptoms but can still spread the disease to others. While most people recover successfully, a few will experience long-term symptoms such as arthritis. 

    Treatment

    A course of antibiotics is typically used to treat salmonellosis. 

    Reduce Your Risk

    Here's how you can avoid salmonellosis

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