Every year, many people in Denmark ill from salmonella.
In 2008 we spoke about 3,700 people ill from salmonella. But in fact, the figure is probably 10-20 times higher because many do not go to the doctor.
Salmonella can be many places in the wild.
Salmonella will also spread from chickens to eggs, so the chicken is infected when the hatch. People can become infected via food contaminated with the bacterium. Salmonella can typically be in poultry and other meat and eggs.
What has gone wrong when one gets sick from salmonella
Typically you will be sick of food with raw eggs. You can also get sick, if there are bacteria from tools and raw meat onto food that will be eaten without being warmed through. Finally, you can get sick of foods that are not cooked or fried enough.
There goes the ½-2 days before you get sick. The illness lasts from a few days to several weeks. The symptoms may be diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, headache, nausea and vomiting. Some people get hurt in the joints in several months. Especially weakened persons, such as AIDS patients, can get blood poisoning.