Salmonella infection is one of the most common forms foodborne illness in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 million people become sick, and and 380 people die each year from the bacterial disease. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, says Salmonella bacteria are often found in poultry products, "so chicken and eggs tend to be the biggest culprits."
Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines. They are usually transmitted to people when they eat foods contaminated with the bacteria, but can also be transmitted through contact with animals or their environment. Some pets, particularly birds and reptiles, can carry Salmonella bacteria.
Dr. Rajapakse says, "Salmonella infection can cause a variety of symptoms. Most commonly, it causes some abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea."
More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/
- Details released in fatal June collision that killed 23-year-old
- 23-year-old woman shot and killed near Willow Springs Road
- Killeen police identify Sunday homicide victim
- Teen involved in 2015 Trimmier racing incident gets 8 years probation
- Mother worried about lack of progress investigating son's death
- 13th Sustainment Command welcomes new top enlisted soldier
- Person dies following shooting in Killeen
- Online dating meet up-turned-shooting sends one to hospital
- Killeen man killed Sunday remembered by cousin
- At least four arraigned in connection to Killeen Mall brawl
The original Galileans, loved by millions nationwide, will reunite in two concerts today to celebrate Pastor John and Linda Abbey’s ninth anniversary as pastors at Bethel Church, 4307 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen.
The Greater Killeen Free Clinic and its community partners will host “Day of Smiles,” a communitywide dental day, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today for those 18 and older who do not have dental insurance.
Registration for fall 2017 semester classes at Central Texas College is now open. Returning students and new students who have completed the admissions and advising process and have a degree plan on file, may then register using the CTC WebAdvisor system on the school’s website. Registration…