9 Surprising Places Salmonella Bacteria Lurk

Salmonella poisoning isn't just a raw chicken thing. Here are other places to watch for it
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Way beyond raw chicken

There’s a good reason you avoid eating raw eggs (and cookie dough) and wash your hands after handling raw chicken. That reason is salmonella, the bacterium that’s one of the most common causes of food poisoning. But if you think chicken and eggs are the only places salmonella lurk, think again.

"Salmonella isn't just a chicken thing," says Amesh Adalja, MD, a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America and an infectious disease specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. Here are nine other places it can hide — and how to avoid it.

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