Salmonellosis is a foodborne illness caused by infection with Salmonella bacteria. Most infections are spread to people through consumption of contaminated food (usually meat, poultry, eggs, or milk). Salmonella infections affect the intestines and cause vomiting, fever, and cramping, which usually clear up without medical treatment.
HOW IS SALMONELLOSIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would recommend blood and stool tests to help diagnose this disorder. Questions about food consumed and symptoms would help with a background of how the disease could have been contracted.
HOW IS SALMONELLOSIS TREATED?
The symptoms of this disease pass within a few days but preventing dehydration in patients is crucial. Drinking plenty of water and fluids to replenish electrolytes lost are vital.
DID YOU KNOW?
Humans become infected most frequently through contaminated water or food.