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
Food Poisoning: What to Know
Learn about the germs, viruses, and parasites that are the biggest causes of food poisoning.
Food Poisoning Treatment
WebMD explains first aid steps for food poisoning.
Keeping Foods Safe From Deadly Bacteria
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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.