I got salmonella a few years back. Still have no idea how I got it. I hadn't had any chicken recently so there is no telling.
It was probably the worst pain I've ever experienced. Laid up in bed for days. There was a constant pain, but also every 3-5 minutes a terrible knife like stub would come and I would just have to scream and deal with it. Eventually they gave me some sort of muscle relaxer for my colon that helped quite a bit.
I wash my hands like crazy now, but I still love me some raw food. Raw eggs in whiskey sours, beef tartar, beef carpaccio...It's just too good.