Salmonellosis on the rise in Canberra, Australia

As the summer season approaches, health authorities have warned citizens in Canberra to watch out for what they are eating and how they're preparing food, and to take extra care when handling food, particularly eggs and raw chicken. So far this year there have been 200 reported cases of salmonella infection with 16 people requiring hospitalisation. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to the many germs that cause intestinal illness (such as food poisoning, salmonellosis, traveller's diarrhoae, etc.) by avoiding consumption of contaminated food and water and by practicing careful personal hygiene with frequent hand washing.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Salmonellosis.

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