Salmonella bacteria can be transmitted by contaminated foods or by animals. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how salmonella infection (salmonellosis) happens, its symptoms, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Salmonella?
Learn about salmonella, symptoms of salmonella poisoning, and tracking salmonella outbreaks and related product recalls.
What is salmonellosis? Salmonellosis is a type of food poisoning caused by the salmonella bacterium. There are many different kinds of these bacteria; Salmonella typhimurium and Salmonella enteritidis are the most common types in the United States. Every year, approximately 40, 000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the U.S.1 Because many milder cases are not diagnosed or reported, the actual
How to Prevent Food Poisoning
Food poisoning is common – and preventable. Learn what foods to be careful with, how to cook and clean, and what to watch for in restaurants and while traveling.
The Basics About Food Poisoning
From E. coli and listeria to salmonella and botulism, learn more from WebMD about food poisoning and how to recognize, treat, and prevent it.
Keeping Foods Safe From Deadly Bacteria
Planning a picnic? Here's how to make sure your food is safe.
Egg Facts: Free-Range, Organic, Cage-Free, Vegetarian, and More
WebMD discusses the difference between egg types such as cage-free eggs, free-range eggs, pasteurized eggs, organic eggs, and more -- and whether any are safer than other eggs.
Eggs: 8 Healthy Facts
From nutritional benefits to ancient symbolism, we've eight ten things we bet you didn't know about eggs.
Public health experts tell WebMD about the 'dirty dozen' of places where germs love to hide. Learn about sources of e-coli infection and more.