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What is Salmonellosis? A disease detected in Europe, US

There have been more than 150 suspected cases of salmonellosis - from Belgium to the US - after United Kingdom regulators flagged a cluster of Salmonella (S.) Typhimurium cases a month ago, leading to a global recall, the WHO said on Wed.
Children under 10 have been most affected – comprising some 89 per cent of cases - and available data indicates that nine patients were hospitalised. There have been no fatalities.
Salmonellosis are a group of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever called salmonellosis.
It can be spread by food handlers who do not wash their hands and/or the surfaces and tools they use between food preparation steps, and when people eat raw or undercooked foods.
Salmonella can also spread from animals to people.
People who have direct contact with certain animals, including poultry and reptiles, can spread the bacteria from the animals to food if they do not practice proper hand washing hygiene before handling food.
Pets can also spread the bacteria within the home environment if they eat food contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonellosis is characterized by acute fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that can be bloody as in most of the current cases of infection.