This is a very large group of different bacteria that can infect both animals and humans. With more than 2000 sub-species of salmonella able to infect humans, it’s easy to see why an understanding of this bacterium and how to prevent its spread is important. The bacteria can cause salmonellosis, which is associated with food poisoning. Typhoid fever is similar to the flu and only infects humans. This is caused by the sub-species Typhi.
This intestinal bacterium has different species and multiple sub-species. While most serovars, or sub-species, can infect both humans and animals, only S. Typhi and S. Paratyphii can only infect humans. There are some types of salmonella that are actually adapted to infect certain animals such as cattle or pigs.
Transmission and Production of Salmonella
Salmonella is easily transmitted through contaminated drinks and food. When a person consumes the bacteria, then he or she will become sick. This can happen when meat, seafood, or eggs are cooked improperly or when other foods such as vegetables and milk are not prepared correctly. Infected people who handle food can transmit salmonella to others. Salmonella can also spread through contact with surfaces infested with the bacterium or through feces.
Salmonella is found throughout the world in raw meat, feces, soil, water, insects, and surfaces in homes and factories. While some mild cases of salmonellosis may not be reported, around 40,000 cases are reported each year in the U.S. Only 400 cases of typhoid fever are reported each year in the U.S.Most of the salmonella species work by infecting the small intestines.It only takes 14 to 20 cells of bacteria for the host to become ill.
The bacteria can pass through the small intestines into the middle layer of this organ, which causes inflammation. Long-term salmonella infections can spread into the bloodstream and to other organs. This has prompted many scientists and doctors to wonder how to kill salmonella.
Unfortunately, salmonellosis doesn’t have a vaccine but typhoid fever does and it is commonly given to people traveling to areas with frequent outbreaks. These vaccines, while useful, are not perfect and travelers can still get sick by eating questionable food or drink. Antibiotics are given to people who have salmonellosis or typhoid fever. While there is no immediate way for people to feel better, electrolytes and fluids administered intravenously can help reduce the dehydration.
Effects can occur up to three days after being exposed and include fever, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. Without treatment, salmonellosis will last up to a week. Longer durations will lead to dehydration and will give the infection time to spread to the bloodstream. Typhoid fever is characterized by weakness, constipation, fever, a rash, and muscle aches and can last up to a month, ending in death for some people.
Wash hands with soap and warm water before and after handling food
Wash all kitchen surfaces with warm soapy water
Cloth towels used in the kitchen need to be washed on hot
Consider using paper towels that can be thrown away
Separate: Be Aware of Cross-Contamination
Separate raw meat from other foods
Use separate cutting boards
Never place cooked meat near raw meat
Cook: Make Sure That Food Is Safe
Use a food thermometer to make sure that food is cooked to the correct temperature
Bring leftovers such as gravy and soup to a boil when reheating
Reheat all leftovers to high-enough temperatures
Chill: Know How to Cool Food Properly
Refrigerate leftovers promptly
Make sure that the refrigerator is cold enough by using a thermometer to monitor the temperature
Marinate foods in the refrigerator
Split leftovers into smaller containers so that they can cool faster
Thaw food in the refrigerator, not at room temperature on the counter
While salmonella removal can seem impossible, following these health and safety guidelines will reduce the chance of you getting sick. Consider investing in a Hydroxyl generator from http://www.odoroxair.com to create and release Hydroxyls in the air. They will kill and remove viruses and bacteria from the air and from surfaces.
On behalf of the City 24 Condominium Association ('City 24'), I would like to provide the remarkable results of the Odoroxª hydroxyl technology trash room applications implemented at our development.
City 24 is a 126 unit, 15 story condominium development located on Biscayne Boulevard near downtown Miami. The building maintains a retail trash room and trash chute room. The retail trash room contains 4 large trash dumpsters which is used by residents and retailers and is a receptacle for food and other wastes. Previously these trash rooms were air-conditioned at approximately 65 degrees in order to control offensive odors and City 24 was constantly trying to maintain control over the troublesome, offensive odors.
In mid-May, upon the recommendation of the Odoroxª team, the air-conditioning systems were turned off in the trash rooms. The Odoroxª guys installed hydroxyl generators into each trash room. The problematic air quality control problems were reversed and an immediate improvement was noted. Above and beyond the successful resolution of a very problematic air quality control problem, City 24 realized the added benefit of a significantly reduced house electric bill.
The Odoroxª equipment has proven to be quite effective in City 24 with many different applications. For instance, in addition to the trash room units, City 24 maintains mobile units that are used on a localized basis for odor control problems in the building such as paint fumes. Further, the units serve as a dehumidifier thus further positively affecting our air quality and reducing the a/c operating costs.
While today everyone is facing difficult economic circumstances, the Odoroxª technology has provided significant relief to our present situation and paid for itself in a matter of a couple of months.
City 24 Condo Associ
I wanted to thank you personally for the opportunity to trial the Hydroxyl Unit for our Assisted Living Centers.
As you know we are a retirement residence that assists with physically and cognitive impairment of senior citizens.
We found your unit to be of tremendous use especially with the consistent smells associated with bladder problems.
Your machine was very useful for sanitizing our air in all (common) areas including lounges and dining room. Our home was able to keep flu outbreaks at a very non existent level. We put the machine into resident's room- who were showing signs of illness- and with in a couple of days all signs were diminished.
Thank you all for keeping our air healthy and wishing you much success
Lakeshore Place Retirement Residence
Lakeshore Place Retirement
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