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How common is salmonella?

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Salmonella infections (also often referred to, generally, as food poisoning) are quite common. Throughout the world, tens of millions of cases are reported every year.

Most people get over it without treatment, but some cases are so severe people need to go to the hospital. In rare cases, it’s life-threatening.

Infections are more common in the summer than the winter – after all, people host more picnics when it’s hot than cold.

Children are more likely than adults to get an infection. In addition to young children, older adults and people with weak immune systems are most likely to be infected.

From: What Is Salmonella? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Salmonella.”

World Health Organization: “Salmonella (non-typhoidal).”

Foodsafety.org: “Sneaky Salmonella: It’s Common, Costly, and Preventable.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Salmonella Infection.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Salmonella infection.”

Kids Health from Nemours: “Salmonella Infections.”

Foodsafety.gov: “Salmonella.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Salmonella.”

World Health Organization: “Salmonella (non-typhoidal).”

Foodsafety.org: “Sneaky Salmonella: It’s Common, Costly, and Preventable.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Salmonella Infection.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Salmonella infection.”

Kids Health from Nemours: “Salmonella Infections.”

Foodsafety.gov: “Salmonella.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

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