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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?

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. ...Read more

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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Salmonella typhi. Where is it most likely to be found?

Raw meat: Chicken that is not cooked thru or vegetables that got contaminated by using utensils (knife, cutting board) that was used or not fully washed. ...Read more

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My nephew was diagnosed with salmonella typhi he's 4 months old how would he have gotten that??

My nephew was diagnosed with salmonella typhi he's 4 months old how would he have gotten that??

By mouth: This germ can only access the digestive tract through their mouth. Someones fingers or some object or objects or some source of fluids was contaminated by the germ. It was inadvertently fed to baby who became sick with it. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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 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. ...Read more

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