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how does salmonella attack and spread

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Fecal oral transmiss: Salmonella is spread between fecal material and oral ingestion in people and animals. The infection infects the intestinal tract causing inflammation ... Read More
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Fecal-oral spread: Salmonella in general spreads be the fecal-oral route, usually in underdeveloped areas. People with it who live in areas without adequate sanitation o ... Read More

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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Good Question!: Poor sanitation, food handling, and hand washing all contribute to the spread of salmonella. This bacteria attacks the cells of the intestinal tract, ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Salmonella : Salmonella is usually spread by eating food which is contaminated by the feces of other animals. They can be any kind of food, but usually meat, milk, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Contaminated meat: Ground beef/ poultry.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Gut mostly: The usual case of salmonellosis affects the intestines. Rarely, salmonella can affect organs outside the gut.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Salmonella: This organism is spread by the fecal-oral route, usually through contaminated food or water.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Sometimes after..: A gastroenteritis like salmonellosis which causes diarrhea will produce some constipation in its wake. You should be fine but can try more fiber.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Salmonella in utero?: Even if the organism extended into the bloodstream, which will be unlikely unless you have typhoid fever, the fetus is not likely to be affected. Ente ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
32 years experience Pediatrics
Bacteria: Salmonella is a bacterium that causes "salmonellosis" which involves diarrhea, fever, & abdominal cramping. It lasts about 4-7 days usually & people u ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Mostly animals: Most strains are normal bowel flora in a variety of animals including turtles, chickens and cattle.

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