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I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

Viral diarrhea: In light of negative stool cultures one has to assume you have a viral gastroenteritis. Eat a bland diet. Stay off of greasy and fried foods. Stay hydrated but refrain from milk and juice for5-7 days. ...Read more

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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more


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I have a high white (+++) and red (++++) blood cell count but no infection, cysts, ova or parasites was found in my stool. No salmonella, shigella etc?

I have a high white (+++) and red (++++) blood cell count but no infection, cysts, ova or parasites was found in my stool. No salmonella, shigella etc?

Insufficient info: There's no way to know what your medical issue is or what cell count test you are referencing. We can assume you have diarrhea since you had a stool study. Are the high white and red counts in your blood, urine or stool? Results like +++ are usually from a screening dipstick, most likely a urine test. Write back and specify why you went to the doctor in the first place and what tests they did. ...Read more

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What is the difference between salmonella enterica and salmonella bongori?

What is the difference between salmonella enterica and salmonella bongori?

Good question: These are the two major species of salmonella. Bongori is primarily found in cold blooded animals but almost all the human infections are not bongori but rather one of the many serotypes of s. Enterica such as enteriditis, typhimurium and typhi. ...Read more

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Salmonella vs. Botulism vs. E-coli. What is the difference between the two?

Salmonella vs. Botulism vs. E-coli. What is the difference between the two?

Which two: Which two, of the three? These are 3 different bacteria with major differences. Their comparison is beyond the scope of a site like this one. ...Read more

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Got diagnosed of having food posioning from Campylobacter jejuni? What is it actually and what is the difference between it and salmonella?

Got diagnosed of having food posioning from Campylobacter jejuni? What is it actually and what is the difference between it and salmonella?

Bacteria: C. jejuni is a gram-negative bacteria that is often transmitted via contaminated food or water. Salmonella is also a gram-negative bacteria transmitted in a similar way but with different genetics and slightly different makeup but very similar. They both cause food poisoining. Keep trying to stay hydrated and I wish you the best! ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

Culture: A stool culture will give the answer in about 48 hours. If you are under treatment for crohn's, your gastroenterologist knows all about this. The truth is that most food poisoning is self-limited though a major nuisance while you have it; the greatest concern is the e. Coli that cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between salmonella and a stomach flu?

Diarrhea: The only way to differentiate is by doing stool culture, usually salmonella the stool contains mucus and blood where as viral diarrhea is just watery. ...Read more

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I have lab results that show positive for the following; what does it mean with the different types and all? Salmonella H type a & b and Sal O type Vi

I have lab results that show positive for the following; what does it mean with the different types and all? Salmonella H type a & b and Sal O type Vi

It's complicated: Human Salmonella infections are caused by the species Salmonella enterica, which is divided into six subspecies. There are over 2500 distinct serotypes (distinct variants) of the species. The Widal Test tests for antibodies to the surface (O) antigen and flagella (H)antigen. Acute and convalescent sera should show a 4 fold increase in titer to be considered positive.
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How do you get salmonella?

Contamination: Food or water contaminated by material with mostly animal excrement. ...Read more

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How does salmonella spread?

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, or eggs are the most common culprits. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What does salmonella eat?

Food: Salmonella does not have any specific nutrient requirements; it will "eat" the same nutrients that any other bacteria does. ...Read more

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Can birds give you salmonella?

Salmonella/bird: Chicken and some birds like quil can casue salmonella. ...Read more

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How does salmonella reproduce?

How does salmonella reproduce?

By binary fission: In binary fission the bacteria produces 2 genetically identical daughter cells. ...Read more

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Where does salmonella come from?

Where does salmonella come from?

Food of animal origi: The principal reservoirs for salmonella include poultry, livestock, reptiles, and pets. Therefore, the major vehicle of transmission is food of animal origin, such as poultry, beef, eggs, and dairy products. Contact with infected reptile, e.g., pet turtle, is another mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are some salmonella symptoms?

Salmonella: Possible salmonella symptoms include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), musculoskeletal aches ; pains, fever, chills ; headaches.
If salmonella enters the blood stream it can cause endocarditis (infection involving heart), osteomyelistis (bone infection) ; infection of brain/ spinal cord (meningitis). Salmonella can sometimes be fatal. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have salmonella?

Stool culture: Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, perhaps nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea may be bloody. Stool culture is required to make the diagnosis. In most cases it will resolve on its own and no treatment is necessary. Young children and the chronically ill should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the susceptible host of salmonella?

Infants & seniors: Kids <1 year old and adults >60 years old are most susceptible to infection and have the most severe symptoms. We get salmonella from all sorts of things, ranging from peanut butter to pot pies, to dog food (wash your hands after feeding Fido! (o:) though the classic exposure is to un-/under-cooked chicken.
Hope this helps!
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Help please? What is the disease salmonella?

Salmonella: Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause Salmonellosis infections. Symptoms usually last for 4 to 7 days & include abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. ...Read more

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Is salmonella transmissible through the air?

No: Salmonella is transmitted through ingestion of contaminated products, not through inhalation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get salmonella from plants?

Yes, it is: Vegetables ; fruit may be irrigated or washed with contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting salmonella?

Salmonella: In 2009, in the US 13.6 cases/100, 000 persons were reported to the CDC. The chances of getting Salmonella are significantly impacted by how well you practice prevention (ie. Wash hands before food prep & after bathroom use. Don’t eat anything containing raw eggs. Cook poultry to 165 F, Pork or bee to 160 F, Eggs to 160 F. No unpasteurized milk. Etc.). ...Read more

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Please tell me in laymens terms about shigella?

Please tell me in laymens terms about shigella?

Shigella: Shigellosis is an infection caused by a bacteria called Shigella. It can be transmitted by eating contaminated food, person to person, or when infected stool enters another's mouth (ie. Poor hand washing).It may cause bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping/ pain and fever. It usually resolves within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: shigella?

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What is the definition or description of: shigella?

Bacteria: Shigella causes diarrhea often associated with abdominal cramp and fever. ...Read more

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What should you do if you are exposed to salmonella?

Maintian hydration: The symptoms generally appear 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Most people with salmonella diarrhea will recover on their own or only require fluids to prevent dehydration. Antibiotics and antidiarrheal drugs are generally not recommended for persons with typical intestinal infections. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: salmonella?

Salmonella: Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is a solely human bacterium. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a good way to catch salmonella?

Contaminated Food: Salmonella is usually transmitted to people through contaminated food such as eggs (inside the egg or on the shell), chicken, turkeys & even on fruits or vegetables contaminated by animal feces (especially raw sprouts). ...Read more

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Shigella (Definition)

Shigella causes diarrhea often associated with ...Read more