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Do other illnesses affect Salmonella food poisoning?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Some pre-existing conditions will contribute to your risk of Salmonella food poisoning. People with weakened immune systems have a higher risk of contracting Salmonella. If you have AIDS, malaria, or sickle cell disease, your chances of contracting Salmonella are much higher for this reason. Anti-rejection drugs lower your immune system's defenses, too, so if you have an organ transplant, you should be aware of the risks

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