Where does salmonella come from?
When it comes to learning how to avoid salmonella, the first step is to find out where it comes from. Salmonella usually originates in animal produce, like raw meat, dairy and eggs, having spread through traces of animal faeces. You can occasionally also get it from contaminated fruit and vegetables.
How do you get salmonella?
In most cases salmonella poisoning occurs as a result of eating contaminated food. It can then be spread via poor hygiene, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Whether it’s failing to wash hands properly after using the toilet or handling food, an infected person can pass salmonella with ease, with dire consequences.
What are the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?
The symptoms of salmonella can take up to 72 hours to take hold. Before that time an infected person will normally feel no different than usual. The following list identifies the most common salmonella poisoning symptoms:
Fever and chills
Nausea and headaches
These symptoms should clear up in two to seven days. During infection, rest and hydration are vital. After learning about the symptoms, you’ll now want to know how to avoid salmonella.
How to prevent salmonella
There are a number of things you can do to avoid salmonella poisoning and limit its spread. Here are the most important dos and don’ts:
Wash hands thoroughly after using the toilet
Wash hands thoroughly after handling raw food
Wash hands thoroughly during preparation and serving of raw food
Clean your toilet regularly with Domestos Thick Bleach
Use bleach-based cleaners to clean bathroom and kitchen surfaces, killing off the bacteria as you go
Wash an infected person’s dirty clothes, towels and bedding separately on a hot wash
Store raw and cooked foods together
Forget to teach your children about good personal hygiene
Eat raw eggs
Eat raw fruit and veg without washing
Leave cleaning materials lying around – store cleaning products safely and throw cloths away as soon as you’re done, or soak them in bleach to kill germs
Poor toilet hygiene can spread salmonella bacteria further and faster. That’s why it’s crucial to clean toilets regularly. Domestos is best at destroying these threats, and laboratory studies show how effective Domestos is at killing germs. Follow these steps to protect your home and your family, and help to avoid salmonella poisoning.