Unusual number of salmonella cases in Bethel, Alaska, USA

An unusual number of people infected with salmonella in the town of Bethel (population: 6,300 people) is being investigated by health authorities. The source of the infections is unknown at present.

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Advice For Travellers

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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