Salmonella is a rod shaped bacterium.
It is found in foods like: poultry, eggs, unprocessed milk, turkey, meat and water. It is also found in animals such as: birds, turtles and rodents (as in mice guinea pigs and hamsters)
If you have salmonella it lives in your stomach. It can become life threatening if it spreads into some parts in your body such as: your blood or bones. It can cause from a mild to a serious infection.
Salmonella usually causes food poisoning but can cause fever, headaches, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea (not with blood) with stomach aches and stomach cramps.
The bacteria can cause to all ages groups and both male and female. It is more serious to the elderly who have already an infection or disease.
To prevent from getting salmonella from eggs:
. keep eggs refrigerated
.discard cracked or dirty eggs
.discard eating raw eggs
To prevent getting salmonella (in general)
.get rid of pets especially reptiles
. Don’t eat raw foods
.pay attention to cleanliness
. Make sure all cooked meals you eat are thoroughly cooked
.don't use the same knife for a different food while cooking