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What can you do if you (possibly) ate something with salmonella in it?

  1. Have you eaten a product that (perhaps) contained the bacteria salmonella? That can make you very sick. But the chance of serious consequences is small. However, it is good to be on certain symptoms to watch out for.

Salmonella symptoms

  1. Salmonella symptoms usually develop within 12 to 36 hours and often last for 2 to 3 days. An infection can cause complaints such as diarrhea, stomach pain and fever. How sick someone becomes depends on the amount of salmonella, the type of salmonella (for example, Salmonella Goldcoast) and the person's resistance. An infection can cause stomach and intestinal complaints, which will disappear after a few days. In exceptional cases, salmonella can also enter the bloodstream, causing organs, bones and joints can be affected. This can cause joint inflammation or long-term abdominal complaints such as cramps, diarrhea or constipation.

During pregnancy

  1. Salmonella is a bacterium that can make you sick, but it does not directly harm your baby. If you get complaints, make sure you drink enough. Do you get dehydration symptoms or a very bad fever and it lasts longer than 2 days? Then go to the doctor. It is important to always be careful during pregnancy.

When to see the doctor?

  1. See your doctor if you have have dehydration symptoms. You have dehydration symptoms when you are little need to urinate, are very thirsty and feel drowsy. Especially for the elderly, young children, pregnant women and the sick it is important to see the doctor on time to go.

How does a food infection develop and how do you prevent it?

  1. Salmonella will die if you heat the product well (at least 2 minutes at 70 ° C). So fry meat through and through and preferably boil eggs hard. Wash your hands before cooking and especially after touching raw meat. Especially for vulnerable groups such as children up to 5 years, pregnant women, the sick and the elderly, it is important to take the above precautions. See more about how a food infection develops and what you can do to prevent it in the video below.

Report complaints

  1. Do you think you are sick gotten from food from the shop, snack bar or restaurant? Report this immediately to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority.

  2. Do you think you are sick gotten from food from the store, snack bar or restaurant? Report this immediately to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority.



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