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The dangers of salmonella infection

Posted on May 6, 2015 9:28 am under Defective Food Product

Salmonella infection occurs when food products have been contaminated with animal or human feces. In most cases, salmonella contamination can result from unsanitary food handling in the kitchen. In some instances, however, salmonella may get into food products during processing. For instance, raw meat may get contaminated with the bacteria during the process of butchering, while fruits and vegetables might be hydrated with water containing salmonella.

Although salmonella could be self-limiting in healthy individuals, people with weakened immune system are prone to developing these complications:

  • Dehydration
  • Reactive arthritis, an autoimmune type of arthritis that develops in response to salmonella infection
  • Bacteremia, or presence of bacteria in the blood
  • Meningitis, or the inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain
  • Endocarditis, or the inflammation of the lining of the heart
  • Osteomyelitis, or bone infection

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