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how often is salmonella fatal?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Depends: This varies with the salmonella species, the type of illness it produces, how soon it is treated and whether the therapy is appropriate. This will sometimes depend upon where you are and what the doctor's experience with this organism has been. In third world situations typhoid fever has a significant mortality rate.

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What is salmonella?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Bacteria: Salmonella is a bacterium that causes "salmonellosis" which involves diarrhea, fever, & abdominal cramping. It lasts about 4-7 days usually & people usually recover without any special treatment. Undercooked meats, poultry, eggs, unpasteurized milk, & the feces of animals including reptiles, chicks, ducklings are known risks to avoid. (chicks & ducklings can have it all over their fuzzy selves!).
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How is salmonella transmitted to humans?

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Salmonella: Salmonella is transmitted by contaminated food, water, or contact with infected animals. For detailed information, check out the cdc's website at http://www.Cdc.Gov/salmonella/.
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How do salmonella spp. Cause disease in people?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
Intestine: The salmonella bacteria enter the body through the GI tract and then gain access to the bloodstream by going through the lymphatic channels on the intestinal tract. The bacteria then travel around the circulation and infect various organs causing disease.
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Where can I find more information about salmonella?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
CDC: Go to the cdc, center for disease control web site and see if you can find some good info. You may find it on the department of agriculture web site as well.
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How dosalmonellaspecies cause disease(s)?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
Intestine: The salmonella bacteria enter the body through the GI tract and then gain access to the bloodstream by going through the lymphatic channels on the intestinal tract. The bacteria then travel around the circulation and infect various organs causing disease.

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