According to the Afsca, possible symptoms of foodborne salmonellosis are fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea within 6 to 72 hours of eating the infected food. Young children, pregnant women, immunocompromised people, and the elderly are more likely to have symptoms.
Infectious disease specialist Yves van Leethem from CHU Saint-Pierre more accurate. “You can have salmonellosis without having a fever or you can have a very low fever,” he says.
►► But he still cautions on one point: “In the most fragile people, beware of sepsis”
But there is a cure: the antibiotic! In case of fever, you should consult a doctor. If the person is weak, the doctor will likely send them to a hospital where they will receive a strong antibiotic intravenously.
►► What should a non-weak salmonella patient do? Doctor van Leethem’s advice.
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