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Salmonellosis

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by Aaron S

(Infection; Salmonella Enterica; Food Poisoning)

 

Prevention

To help reduce your chance of getting salmonellosis, take the following steps:
  • Frequently wash hands and surfaces.
  • Wash hands and cutting boards with hot soapy water before and after handling raw foods.
  • Wash utensils thoroughly after using them on raw meats, fish, or poultry.
  • Do not use the same cutting boards for raw meats and raw vegetables.
  • Do not drink unpasteurized milk.
  • Drink bottled or purified water when traveling.
  • Cook all foods to appropriate temperatures.
  • Place foods in the refrigerator promptly.
  • Wash hands after handling reptiles.
  • Certain medications, like those to reduce stomach acid, may increase your risk for salmonellosis. Talk to your doctor about this risk.
 

RESOURCES

Partnership for Food Safety Education
http://www.fightbac.org

US Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education
http://www.canfightbac.org

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

 

References


Benenson A. Salmonellosis. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. American Public Health Association. 1996: 410-414.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Use of a self-assessment questionnaire for food safety education in the home kitchen—Los Angeles County, California, 2006-2008. MMWR. 2010;59(34):1098-101.


Edwards BH. Salmonella and shigella species. Clin Lab Med. 1999; 19(3):469-487.


Heymann D. Salmonellosis. In: American Public Health Association. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. 2004;469-473.


Koningstein M, Simonsen J, et al. The interaction between prior antimicrobial drug exposure and resistance in human Salmonella infections. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010;65(8):1819-1825.


Salmonellosis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/. Updated June 27, 2013. Accessed June 19, 2014.

Salmonellosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated January 16, 2014. Accessed June 19, 2014.

 

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