Salmonella primarily affects food items like eggs, milk, poultry, or beef. It usually happens when there is a mishandling of these particular food items. Either the handler’s hands are contaminated, or he has not washed them properly. In both cases, the food becomes contaminated, and when eaten, results in food poisoning along with diarrhea, fever, and intense abdominal cramps. The body can even become severely dehydrated if food poisoning happens due to Salmonella.
It is commonly found in meat, raw milk, dairy, and raw produce such as alfalfa sprouts and lettuce. The bacteria still remain present due to undercooked food and cause food poisoning. The common symptoms include urinary tract infections known as UTI. But some serious complications like kidney failure and anemia can also happen.