Salmonellosis due to bean sprouts in South Australia

In the last 11 days, there have been 108 people infected with Salmonella bacteria in South Australia. The Department of Health is warning residents not to consume raw bean sprouts since they are the source of these infections.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers should avoid consuming raw bean sprouts in this area. Infections with salmonella bacteria can cause a gastro-intestinal illness (fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps) that can be mild and self-limiting to severe. Most people recover within 4 to 7 days without any special treatment other than fluids to prevent dehydration. Travellers can reduce the risk of acquiring salmonella infections by following food and water precautions.

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