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Where does salmonella typhimurium hide?

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.

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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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Effects of salmonella typhimurium?

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 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.

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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 >

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What does salmonella typhimurium need to thrive?

What does salmonella typhimurium need to thrive?

Salmonella: Salmonella can be easily passed via contaminated food. 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.

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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.

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Can potato salad cause salmonella typhimurium?

Can potato salad cause salmonella typhimurium?

The most usual: salmonella pathogen is salmonella enterica, subtypes of which cause food poisoning. Salmonella typhimurium causes gastrointestinal symptoms when the bacteria is ingested typically from contamination from diseased poultry, hogs and cattle or fecal contamination from food handlers. So the mayonnaise/potato salad source would not be expected for this organism. Hope this is helpful:)

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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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How do you get salmonella?

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

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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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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?

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 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.

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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! -Garrett Norvell, MD