Advertisement

How common is Salmonella food poisoning?

Every year, about 40,000 Americans are documented as being infected with Salmonella bacteria. But since the condition often goes away on its own without medical treatment, the actual number of cases is probably significantly higher. Older people, people with weakened immunes systems, and children under five years of age have a higher risk of contracting Salmonella. The statistics are also much higher in undeveloped countries.

Continue Learning about Salmonella Food Poisoning

What You Need to Know About Salmonella in Hawaii
What You Need to Know About Salmonella in Hawaii
Hawaii is ranked as the healthiest state in the country, according to America’s Health Rankings by the United Health Foundation, where Kamaaina can ex...
Read More
How could I get a Salmonella infection from a pet reptile or amphibian?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Reptiles and amphibians might have Salmonella germs on their bodies even when they appear healthy an...
More Answers
Does Salmonella food poisoning affect children differently than adults?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Young children will usually have a more severe reaction to Salmonella food poisoning. Children under...
More Answers
To Eat Fewer Calories, Enjoy Calm Meals
To Eat Fewer Calories, Enjoy Calm Meals

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.