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Risk Factors for Salmonella food poisoning

List of Risk Factors for Salmonella food poisoning

The list of risk factors mentioned for Salmonella food poisoning in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Associated Foods: Raw meats, poultry, eggs, milk and dairy products, fish, shrimp, frog legs, yeast, coconut, sauces and salad dressing, cake mixes, cream-filled desserts and toppings, dried gelatin, peanut butter, cocoa, and chocolate.

Various Salmonella species have long been isolated from the outside of egg shells. The present situation with S. enteritidis is complicated by the presence of the organism inside the egg, in the yolk. This and other information strongly suggest vertical transmission, i.e., deposition of the organism in the yolk by an infected layer hen prior to shell deposition. Foods other than eggs have also caused outbreaks of S. enteritidis disease. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Foodborne Infections General: DBMD (Excerpt)

A bottle-fed infant is at higher risk for severe infections with Salmonella or other bacteria that can grow in a bottle of warm formula if it is left at room temperature for many hours.  Particular care is needed to be sure the baby’s bottle is cleaned and disinfected and that leftover milk formula or juice is not held in the bottle for many hours. (Source: excerpt from Foodborne Infections General: DBMD)

Salmonellosis (General): DBMD (Excerpt)

Children are the most likely to get salmonellosis. Young children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised are the most likely to have severe infections. (Source: excerpt from Salmonellosis (General): DBMD)

Salmonellosis: DBMD (Excerpt)

Affects all age groups. Groups at greatest risk for severe or complicated disease include infants, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems. (Source: excerpt from Salmonellosis: DBMD)

Risks factors for Salmonella food poisoning: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Salmonella food poisoning:

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Salmonella food poisoning are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Salmonella food poisoning makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Salmonella food poisoning. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Salmonella food poisoning. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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