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Read about an Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact with Pig Ear Dog Treats

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Read about Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry

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Read about a Salmonella outbreak linked to pet hedgehogs

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Get tips to help protect you and your family from a Salmonella infection.

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 6 hours to 4 days 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.