U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old member asked:

How dosalmonellaspecies cause disease(s)?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 66 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 43-year-old member asked:
Are salmonella disease and salmonellosis disease the same thing?
1 doctor answer10 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
Is salmonella a type of infectious disease?
3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
What is the cause of salmonella?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.