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Health Tip: Salmonella Food Poisoning?

Here are some warning signs

(HealthDay News) -- Salmonella bacteria can infect people who eat or handle undercooked meat, poultry, and eggs, and contaminated vegetables.

With proper handling and cooking, salmonella infection is preventable.

Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea and severe abdominal cramping within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food, says Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Some people may also have a fever.

Salmonella infection typically won't require treatment, and usually clears the body within five to seven days. But people with the infection should remember to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, the hospital says.

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