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Salmonella (nontyphoidal)

Salmonellaare bacteria, occurring in many animals, especially poultry and swine. In the environment, Salmonella can be found in water, soil, insects, factory and kitchen surfaces, animal fecal matter, and raw meats, poultry (including eggs) and seafood. Acute symptoms of the illness caused by the Salmonella species include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache and fever. Ninety-five percent of the 1.4 million annual U.S. illnesses from these bacteria are from contaminated food (such as poultry, meat, and eggs).