Table 3

Respondents’ knowledge of Salmonella infections (n = 1,057)
Correct answer Percentage of correct respondent replies
People can get Salmonella from eating contaminated food. True 97.4%
Salmonella can develop into a very serious infection, especially with babies and the elderly. True 96.3%
When there is an outbreak (several people are suffering from Salmonella), the Municipal Health Service tries to identify the source. True 96.2%
Most of the time, people get Salmonella from others who are already infected. False 91.3%
By properly washing and heating food, you can prevent getting ill from Salmonella. True 86.8%
If you have symptoms from Salmonella (like vomiting or diarrhea), you are temporarily not allowed to work in healthcare. True 81.2%
Salmonella can predominantly be found on chicken, raw vegetables, and fruit. True 61.0%
After you have eaten Salmonella-contaminated food, it can take weeks before you become ill. False 52.5%
Salmonella is almost always treated with antibiotics. False 28.7%

van Velsen et al.

van Velsen et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-100

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