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is salmonellosis a food infection or food poisoning?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Both: It's technically an infection but it's also referred to as a food poisoning. It is sometimes treated with an antibiotic.
Answered on Nov 14, 2011
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Salmonella infection: Salmonella bacteria can infect food such as uncooked or partially cooked chicken or eggs. This food if eaten can cause "food poisoning" and considerable misery in humans, with fever, vomiting and diarrhea. It can be particularly dangerous for individuals with sickle cell anemia.
Answered on Oct 26, 2018
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Salmonellosis: It is both. A person get food poisoning from the infected/ contaminated food.
Answered on Oct 26, 2018

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