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Salmonella infection

Salmonellosis is an infection with Salmonella bacteria.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 6 to 72 hours after infection.

In most cases, the illness usually lasts 3 to 7 days - most affected people recover without treatment.

However, in some people the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient becomes dangerously dehydrated and must be taken to a hospital.

At the hospital, the patient will receive intravenous fluids to treat dehydration and medications may be given to provide symptomatic relief.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Salmonella infection", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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