Salmonella is a bacteria that can be found in raw meat, poultry, eggs and unpasteurised milk, but can also be found in food contaminated by faeces from infected animals or humans.
There are over 2,500 strains of this type of bacteria.
Most individuals will make a full recovery from food poisoning caused by salmonella, however those that are vulnerable such as children, the elderly and people with low immune systems can suffer more.
Symptoms can include:
If you think that you are suffering from food poisoning, it is important that you visit your GP to obtain a firm diagnosis with samples being sent for testing to confirm the bacteria which has caused the problem.