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How does hand washing help prevent salmonella?

Aaron Nelson
Sports Medicine
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramping. By washing your hands, you can help prevent the bacteria from transferring from your hands to your mouth, eyes, other foods and other people. When you are cooking and preparing raw meats, it is very important to wash your hands before handling other food items.

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