What are steps for avoiding disease transmission/getting Salmonellosis?
- Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent Salmonella.
- The primary method of prevention is to thoroughly wash your hands
- After using the bathroom
- After having contact with animal feces
- After handling reptiles or birds
- Avoid cross-contamination by
- Thoroughly washing your hands before handling any food and between handling different types of food
- Keeping uncooked meats separate from produce, cooked foods and ready-to-eat foods
- Thoroughly wash hands and cutting boards, counters, knives and other utensils used to prepare uncooked foods of animal origin.
- Do not eat or drink raw or undercooked foods of animal origin (e.g., eggs, poultry or meat or unpasteurized milk).
- Thoroughly wash produce before eating.
- If you have Salmonella, do not prepare food or pour water for others until you have been shown to no longer be carrying the Salmonella bacterium.
Last modified on 01/09/2015