This virus lives in the intestinal systems of animals and humans. Generally, it is transmitted to humans by eating foods that come into contact with animal feces. Contaminated eggs, poultry, meat, unpasteurized milk or juice, cheese, contaminated raw vegetables and fruit, spice can be contamination sources.
Salmonella is not found in well-cooked foods.
Especially reptiles (snakes, turtles, lizards), amphibians (frogs), birds (chicks) and pets can play a role in the transmission of salmonella, and hygiene rules must be followed after contact.
It affects all age groups. More serious diseases may develop in infants, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.
The symptoms of salmonellosis are similar to those of the stomach virus. Salmonella symptoms include the following:
- Abdominal pain
- Vomiting (sometimes)
- Blood in stools