Ways to Treat Salmonella

Ways to Treat Salmonella

by Yenny (SU)
Have you or someone you know ever had food poisoning? If the answer is yes, there is a possibility that it was caused by a salmonella infection. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that is found in the gastrointestinal tracts of domestic and wild animals, including insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals. It is estimated that this organism is responsible for 2-4 million foodborne infections in the United States yearly, and 30% of all deaths associated with food poisoning. With this in mind, it is important to understand where the infection comes from, what the symptoms look like, how you can prevent it, when to see a doctor, and ways to treat a salmonella infection once you have it.