Salmonella is a group of bacteria that causes food poisoning. The infection is called salmonellosis.
Most cases of salmonella are caused by eating contaminated food. The most common culprits are eggs, poultry, meat and unpasteurized milk or juice. Animals, including snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs and baby chicks, can also be another source of the bacteria.
Salmonella infection causes more hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. than any other foodborne illness. Up to 10 percent of people who get salmonella poisoning have long-term complications, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or reactive arthritis.
Goshen Hospital Emergency Department offers expert treatment if you’re contaminated with salmonella in Goshen, IN. Our board certified emergency physicians and nurses are committed to offering you exceptional care. We can help you recover from salmonella infection and get back to your life.