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

CDC estimates Salmonella causes about 1.35 million illnesses, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths in the United States every year. Food is the source for about 1 million of these illnesses.

  • Most people 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 people recover without treatment.
  • In some people, the illness may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.