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The presence of Salmonella bacteria in or on food consumed can cause food poisoning. Measures can be taken to prevent this, such as keeping hygienic kitchens and vaccinating certain livestock against the Salmonella bacterium.

Salmonella is a type of food poisoning. How will you get salmonella?

How come some foods have the Salmonella bacterium?

Where can you find Salmonella bacteria? Pick all the options you think are correct.

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If you get salmonella, then what do you think the symptoms are?

Salmonella is food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium (pathogen) and its toxins. We find the bacterium in our food (if for example the animal we eat had eaten the bacterium) or on our food (if for example the food was prepared in unhygienic conditions). The symptoms are fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

What can prevent Salmonella in our food?

The salmonella vaccine prevents the bacterium from making the animals sick. Which animals are given the salmonella vaccine in the UK?

To prevent the spread of salmonella, poultry in the UK receive the salmonella vaccine.