OUTBREAK: Salmonella poisoning symptoms, cures, remedies and natural treatment— Salmonella infection is one of the most common types of food poisoning. It occurs when you swallow food or water that contains the salmonella bacteria or Salmonella bacterium.
Recently an outbreak of salmonella infections in the US has sickened nearly 300 people according to NBC news report. A public health alert was issued for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California as some 278 people have fallen ill since strains of Salmonella Heidelberg were first detected in March, the United States Department of Agriculture said in a statement Monday.
According to Webmd.com, every year approximately 40,000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the U.S. Many milder cases are not diagnosed or reported, so the actual number of infections may be 30 or more times greater.
The symptoms include, abdominal pain, cramping, or tenderness, chills and diarrhea. They develop 12 to 72 hours after infection, and the illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.
So to say, prevention is better than cure. It is clear that Salmonella bacterium can be transmitted to human by eating foods contaminated with animal feces, proper handling of food is a top contender to prevent food poisoning.
The natural treatment— Drink plenty of water at least 8 – 10 glasses everyday, try to eat food with high in potassium such as bananas, salty food may also help. You can find a list of treatment at Webmb.com.
Take the over the counter drug for antidiarrheal such as Imodium. If symptoms persist, your health care provider may prescribe antibiotics.