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How does salmonella typhimurium attack and spread?

How does salmonella typhimurium attack and spread?

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 or plumbing may end up stooling in areas near public or private water supplies. Or even in developed areas, they may not wash their hands well. The bacteria get into water or onto food and get ingested by the next person, who becomes the next victim.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How does salmonella typhemerium spread and attack. What is the degree of damage for it. Is there any cure of it?

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, killing them- this can possibly lead to bloody diarrhea. Ciprofloxacin is an example of an antibiotic used to cure a patient with the infection.

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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.

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How does salmonella typhimurium spread?

How does salmonella typhimurium spread?

Salmonella: Salmonella may be found in the feces of infected organisms. It cab be in raw poultry & meat as well as raw eggs and seafood. Some fruits & vegetables may also have salmonella contamination. Touching infected reptiles & birds can also lead to infection. Vegetables & fruit may be irrigated or washed with contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation. The risk of >

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What body system does the salmonella bacteria attack?

Gut mostly: The usual case of salmonellosis affects the intestines. Rarely, salmonella can affect organs outside the gut.

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How does salmonella typhimurium bacteria spread?

How does salmonella typhimurium bacteria spread?

Agree w Dr. Raff: Salmonella may be found in feces of infected organisms. It can be in raw poultry & meat as well as raw eggs & seafood. Some fruits & vegetables may also be contaminated w salmonella. Touching infected reptiles & birds can also lead to infection. Vegetables & fruit may be irrigated or washed w contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation.

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Is salmonella only a risk to a foetus if the infection spreads to the mothers blood or can the gastric infection also harm the baby or spread to baby?

Is salmonella only a risk to a foetus if the infection spreads to the mothers blood or can the gastric infection also harm the baby or spread to baby?

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. Enteric infection will not prove a risk to your baby at all unless you become profoundly dehydrated from the diarrhea.

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What is salmonella?

Bacterial infection: Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis, diarrhea, and food poisoning. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea for 4-7 days. Usually antibiotics are not required; the infection must simply run its course. Poor kitchen hygiene and contaminated poultry are common causes. Lizards, snakes, turtles, and birds can harbor salmonella, so wash hands after handling these pets.

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What is salmonella from?

Mostly animals: Most strains are normal bowel flora in a variety of animals including turtles, chickens and cattle.

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How do you get salmonella?

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

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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.

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Can birds give you salmonella?

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

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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.

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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.

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What is the cause of salmonella?

Salmonella bacteria: Salmonella is a bacteria. In the United States, it is the most common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella occurs in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and sometimes on unwashed fruit and vegetables. About 40, 000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the United States annually.

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How to be careful of salmonella?

Prevention: 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. Wash hands after touching birds, reptiles, amphibians or animal feces.

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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.

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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.