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What is salmonella?

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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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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What is salmonella from?

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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What is the classification of salmonella?

What is the classification of salmonella?

Salmonella: Genus – Salmonella. Family – Enterobacteriaceae. Gram-negative rods. See: http://www.britannica.com/science/Salmonella ...Read more

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Can cooking kill salmonella?

Yes: Adequate heat can kill salmonella - at least above 140 deg f but preferably 160 deg f. ...Read more

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How often is salmonella fatal?

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. ...Read more

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Which microbes cause salmonella?

Bacteria: Genus – Salmonella. Family – Enterobacteriaceae. Salmonella are gram-negative rods. See: http://www.britannica.com/science/Salmonella ...Read more

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Effects of salmonella typhimurium?

Salmonella infection: 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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Is salmonella something contagious?

Very: Salmonella: pathogen (disease causing) bacteria, can cause severe diarrheal illness, severe dehydration, other problems. Some types cause typhoid fever (not common in U.S.). Dirty water, and contaminated food mostly. Spread fecal/oral source is mostly undercooked eggs and poultry. Even if most isn't contam, assume it is. Don't share utensils, cutting boards for cooked and uncooked. Wash hands. ...Read more

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Does salmonella have a rotten smell?

No: Salmonella usually does not affect the smell, taste or appearance of food. ...Read more

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What is an salmonella outbreak from?

Contaminated food: An outbreak occurs when a food source, often one that is served uncooked or is undercooked, has been contaminated by animal droppings. Only typhoid, of the salmonellae, is not from an animal source. ...Read more

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Is salmonella typhimurium dangerous?

Yes and Yes: Like other serotypes of salmonella enterica, salmonella typhimurium can cause serious, potentially life-threatening infection especially in the young, the elderly and the immune suppressed. ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella poisoning?

Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken. ...Read more

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What is the viral name of salmonella?

Salmonella is not a: virus. It is a bacteria that causes an infection called Salmonellosis . ...Read more

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What leads to a ?Salmonella outbreak?

Tainted food: If a food stuff is contaminated with salmonella and winds up being eaten by lots and lots of people at, say, a chain restaurant then an outbreak can occur. Outbreaks can be also caused by spread from infected pets especially baby chicks and turtles. ...Read more

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What is done for salmonella poisoning?

Fluid replacement: In most cases of salmonellosis, by the time that the diagnosis is made by culture of the diarrheal stool, the person is getting better and does not require antimicrobials. ...Read more

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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 > ...Read more

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Where does salmonella typhimurium hide?

Salmonella carrier: Typhoid fever, or enteric fever, is caused by a number of salmonella strains. Chronic carrier state is defined as persistence of bacteria in stool or urine for >1 year. Up to 4% of patients with s.Typhi become carriers--highest in women, with biliary or urologic abnormalities (biliary or kidney stones), or concurrent bladder infection with schistosoma. Sometimes gallbladder removal is needed. ...Read more