You can get salmonella from chicken. This usually comes from one of two sources. The first source is from fecal matter that the chicken may have touched in the factories it was produced in. Secondly, it may have been contaminated from fecal matter of someone else that was sick if the preparer at home didn’t wash their hands correctly or thoroughly enough.
However, salmonella can also be found on unprepared foods - such as raw cookie dough or undercooked eggs.Despite this, it is imperative that you always cook your food properly. For chicken, make sure that it gets up to temperature by using a thermometer - and wash it well when you’re done with it.
For other possible contaminated foods, toss it out immediately if you suspect it’s unsafe to eat, or make sure it gets cooked thoroughly if you know it’s okay to cook.
Certain bacteria in the group Salmonella cause salmonella food poisoning. These bacteria live in the intestines of humans and animals. Human infection results when food or water that has been contaminated with infected feces is ingested. Salmonella food poisoning is commonly caused by: undercooked chicken, turkey, or other poultry, undercooked eggs, unpasteurized milk or juice, contaminated raw fruits, vegetables, or nuts.
To diagnose salmonella food poisoning, your doctor will do a physical examination. They may check if your abdomen is tender. They may look for a rash with small pink dots on your skin. If these dots are accompanied by a high fever, they may indicate a serious form of salmonella infection called typhoid fever.