For most people, salmonella can be nasty for a few days or maybe a week, but then it's gone. Specific treatment isn't needed to recover.
Common symptoms are diarrhea and vomiting, and bacteria in the lining of the intestines can damage cells, causing bloody diarrhea. "That's where your immune system stops it," said Craig Altier of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
But in rare cases, the bacterial infection can be deadly. About 400 people in the United States die every year from salmonella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The current nationwide recall of eggs because of possible salmonella hits close to home for Barbara Pruitt, who nearly lost her life when her case of salmonella got out of control last year.
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It's Monday, and if you're in the Northeast like we are, it's Monday AND it's raining sideways. Bummer. Since it's National Sponge Cake Day though, we better put a little bounce back in our step.
Sponge cakes are light, buoyant cakes leavened without the help of chemical agents like baking powder or soda. Instead, the air beaten into the eggs give the cake its volume, and well, spongy appeal. Madeleines, jelly rolls and ladyfingers are all popular variations of the sponge cake.
For a quick morning lesson, we think this génoise (an Italian sponge cake) tutorial from the dearly-departed 'Gourmet' test kitchen is particularly smashing.
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