CDC estimates Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States every year. Food is the source for about 1 million of these illnesses.
- Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment.
- However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.
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- Page last reviewed: June 8, 2018
- Page last updated: June 14, 2018
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