Salmonella

Impacts

Humans, but is transmitted from animal carriers

Overview / Symptoms

  • Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can infect humans through contaminated food or contact with animals that may carry the bacteria.
  • Humans cases often result from eating raw foods such as beef, poultry, milk, or eggs, but may also come from vegetables contaminated with animal feces. Fortunately, cooking kills Salmonella
  • Causes diarrhea, stomach pain, and fever in humans
  • Salmonella may also be contracted from handling infected pets, such as frogs, turtles, snakes, lizards, fish, birds, and small mammals. Always wash your hands after handling pets to avoid becoming infected