Salmonella are found worldwide in cold and warm blooded animals (including humans), and in the environment. They cause illnesses like typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, and food borne illness (food poisoning, often called enteritis). Typhoid and Paratyphoid ( a milder form of Typhoid) are diseases transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person, which contain the bacterium. The bacteria then perforate through the intestinal wall and are phagocytosed by macrophages. The use of reasonable sanitary practices is the best way to prevent these diseases. The most common disease caused by Salmonella in the industrialized world is enteritis, or food poisoning, also called Salmonellosis.
This can happen in the following ways:
- Food may be contaminated during food processing or food handling.
- Food may become contaminated by the unwashed hands of an infected food handler. A frequent cause is a food handler who does not wash his or her hands with soap after using the bathroom.
- Salmonella may also be found in the feces of some pets, especially those with diarrhea. You can become infected if you do not wash your hands after contact with these feces.
- Reptiles, baby chicks and ducklings, and small rodents such as hamsters are particularly likely to carry Salmonella. You should always wash your hands immediately after handling one of these animals, even if the animal is healthy. Adults should also be careful that children wash their hands after handling reptiles, pet turtles, baby chicks or ducklings, or small rodents.
- Beef, poultry, milk, and eggs are most often infected with salmonella. But vegetables may also be contaminated. Contaminated foods usually look and smell normal.
- Salmonella has often been associated with eating raw eggs, but salmonella is most often acquired through the fecal/oral route. It is the shell of the egg that may have been in contact with feces contaminated with the bacteria that is the issue. If there is a crack in the egg, the bacteria may enter the egg. Extra care in taking the contents out of an egg shell without having it run over the exterior of the shell is important.
Salmonella can survive for weeks outside a living body. Salmonella are not destroyed by freezing. To protect against Salmonella infection, it is recommended that food be heated for at least ten minutes at 75 °C (167 °F) so that the center of the food reaches this temperature.
This Quantum Formula antidotes the various species in the Salmonella genus, as well as hydrogen sulfide, ferrous sulfate, serine/threonine acetyltransferase and phytic acid.