Symptoms of salmonellosis and ways to prevent it

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Russian Dr. Marat Zinatolin, a gastroenterologist, revealed how dangerous salmonellosis is, in what foodstuffs they are present and how to prevent them.

In an interview with Radio “Sputnik”, the specialist notes that salmonellosis is an acute bacterial infection that affects the stomach and intestines.

He says, “As soon as salmonella enters the body, it begins to secrete toxins, which damage the mucous membrane of the intestine. Symptoms of the disease appear in the form of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and high body temperature, and may sometimes cause death. The course of the disease may be severe in children, the elderly, and people with weakness.” immune system”.

He adds, so when such symptoms appear, you should see a specialist who will prescribe the necessary treatment.

The specialist notes that people get salmonellosis from animals, especially from cows and poultry.

He says, “The disease is transmitted to humans through the hands and through contaminated food and water. A person can be infected as a result of eating contaminated foodstuffs such as eggs, meat and milk, and even by drinking contaminated water. Therefore, the most vulnerable to infection are rural residents and agricultural workers who are on direct contact with animals.

According to him, the best way to prevent infection is to take care of personal hygiene.

He says, “Hands should be washed with soap and water, and surfaces should be disinfected, because it helps prevent salmonellosis, as well as infection with the emerging coronavirus. It is important to drink boiled or bottled water, and it is necessary to wash and treat foodstuffs thermally.”

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