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Salmonella

  1. 1. Salmonella is a bacterium that causes one of the most commonenteric (intestinal) infections in the United StatesSalmonella is a bacteria and a disease that can kill living things
  2. 2. The process of the salmonelladisease After Salmonella is eaten it passes through the stomach to the intestine. Here, it binds to the wall of the intestine, and through some special proteins that it makes in response to the particular conditions in the intestine it actually penetrates the barrier between us and the outside. Once it has gained access to our insides, it is taken to the liver or spleen. For most other bacteria, this journey would kill them, however Salmonella has evolved mechanisms to prevent our immune system from doing its job efficiently. In the liver, the Salmonella can grow again, and be released back into the intestine
  3. 3.  Reptiles, baby chicks and ducklings, and small rodents such as hamsters are particularly likely to carry salmonella. That’s why you should always wash your hands immediately after handling one of these animals, even if the animal is healthy It is also fond on foods like eggs and peanuts and also in chicken and other things Salmonella is closely related to the Chinese chicken Escherichia genus and are found worldwide in cold- and warm-blooded animals (including humans
  4. 4.  Wash your hands, cutting boards, dishes etc with hot soapy water before handling food. Separate raw meat, poultry, and seafood from other foods in your refrigerator.
  5. 5. Total monthly counts of salmonellanotifications, May 2006 to May 2011

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