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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Ingested

Salmonella spp.
Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs.

In brief: Ingested

Salmonella spp.
Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs.
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Intestine

The salmonella bacteria enter the body through the GI tract and then gain access to the bloodstream by going through the lymphatic channels on the intestinal tract.
The bacteria then travel around the circulation and infect various organs causing disease.

In brief: Intestine

The salmonella bacteria enter the body through the GI tract and then gain access to the bloodstream by going through the lymphatic channels on the intestinal tract.
The bacteria then travel around the circulation and infect various organs causing disease.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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