The term Salmonellosis is used for defining a bacterial infection that is caused because of Salmonella bacteria. People who are affected with this infection would have symptoms quite similar to that of diarrhoea including vomiting loose motions, pain in the stomach, dehydration, loss of fluids and also fever. There would also be some cramps before these symptoms start.
HOW IS SALMONELLOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosing salmonellosis requires testing a clinical specimen (such as stool or blood) from an infected person to distinguish it from other illnesses that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.
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?
Children and older adults with weakened immune systems are the most likely to be affected by salmonellosis especially during the summer months.