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SALMONELLA

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.