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Salmonella in the urine. The doctor called it salmonella durban. I cannot find anything on this. Been on a number of anitbotics. Any info out there?

Salmonella in the urine. The doctor called it salmonella durban. I cannot find anything on this. Been on a number of anitbotics. Any info out there?

Salmonella is: One of enteric bacteria and can cause gastroenteritis, sometimes severe. You doctor should have information on antibiotic sensitivity on the urine culture, and you should be treated accordingly with proper antibiotics if you remain symptomatic. You could also have this in your stool, so ask your doctor if he should check it too.

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What's a form if salmonella poisoning that's related to chicjen infected by rat feces/urine?

What's a form if salmonella poisoning that's related to chicjen infected by rat feces/urine?

See below: Q: is salmonella a concern with backyard chickens? A: not usually, but let us explain why. Humans do not catch salmonella from chicks or chickens the way you would catch a cold from your neighbor. Salmonella is food poisoning; you get it from eating infected meat or eggs. Even then, in order to get a case of salmonella, the meat and eggs you have eaten must be improperly prepared, that is, not com.

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I had sepsis in july do to salmonella poisoning in my blood stream. Lately I have had really dark urine side n back pain. Could this be from sepsis?

I had sepsis in july do to salmonella poisoning in my blood stream. Lately I have had really dark urine side n back pain. Could this be from sepsis?

Unlikely: Sepsis is a specific medical term meaning you have high heart rate (>90/min), respirations (>20/min), fever and high WBC count. Any 2 of these may be sepsis. If you think you are infected you need to see a doctor ASAP. Do not wait, go now and to an ER if you cannot get anyone else to see you. Best wishes and hope this clears up soon.

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My 9 year old son has c-diff and samonella for the second time he is on vancomicin but today when he cath his urine is cloudy and has white tissue?

My 9 year old son has c-diff and samonella for the second time he is on vancomicin but today when he cath his urine is cloudy and has white tissue?

Urine cx: The vancomycin should treat both organisms, C diff/salmonella. Lots of fluids, cranberry juice. Cx needs to be looked at by urine sample to the lab. Then, after a pedi MD reviews the urine culture, the sensitivity to the organisms per medicine can be treated correctly. A pedi MD can see this result thru the staff per health tap and f/u.

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What is the cause of salmonella?

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 happens when you have salmonella?

What happens when you have salmonella?

You may have no sxs: Or become very ill. Potential sx's include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, muscle aches and pain & even bloody diarrhea.

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How is salmonella transmitted to humans?

Fecal oral route: Food or water contaminated by human or animal feces of an infected or colonized animal is the mode of spread. Failure to wash hands after touching contaminated meat products or failing to cook contaminated meat adequately allows this fecal oral route to succeed.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Does salmonella have a rotten smell?

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

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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.

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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