What are the symptoms of salmonella

Salmonella is certainly a group of bacteria that we fear every time high temperatures come and when we are not sure if the food we are consuming is fresh outside, or whether it contains dangerous bacteria that can cause a whole host of problems that can end up in the hospital.

Of course, not only does it occur during the warm summer months, but somehow then we are all most exposed to this form of poisoning. Salmonella is actually a variety of bacteria that can cause various diseases in us, such as typhoid and gastroenteritis.

It can be transmitted to humans in various ways, such as unwashed fruits, vegetables, various nuts, undercooked meat, eggs and, of course, contaminated water containing bacteria.


If you look at the various studies conducted on this topic, you might notice that the rule of Salmonella emergence has become in populations living in poor or unhygienic conditions. It is important to know that prevention is possible, we just need to be well informed about how we can get it.

In case you get poisoned and are not sure if it is a common intestinal virus, we can give you a few guidelines to help you determine if you have encountered this group of bacteria.

So when we talk about the symptoms of salmonella then you should know that they are mainly nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, headache and blood in the stool. Signs and symptoms usually last four to seven days, but they can also be prolonged for several months as it takes for your body to return to normal.

Unfortunately, when talking about this type of bacteria, it is necessary to know that in some situations deaths have occurred, but these are rather extreme cases where the reaction was not timely and where the organism had previously been weakened.

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Know the symptoms of salmonella infection (October 2020)