Occurrence: animals, primarily poultry, pork, cattle and wild birds. Outbreaks caused by poultry, eggs, unpasteurized milk, pepper and sprouts.
Incubation period: 6‒72 hours.
Symptoms: acute symptoms of nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and headache. Can last for a few days and can lead to complications.
Reason for outbreaks: ingestion of raw contaminated food, inadequate heating of foods that contain the salmonella bacteria.
Prevention: proper heating and preparation of food. Sprouts and other non-meat products shall be refrigerated, rinsed and consumed quickly. Avoid unpasteurized milk.