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How common is Salmonella food poisoning?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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.

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