Salmonella meaning

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Salmonella is a commonly-occuring bacteria that causes food poisoning and typhoid fever, or the type of food poisoning caused by this bacteria.
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It is the second-highest reported incidence of food borne sickness.
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Can be fatal if not treated properly. Every year salmonella poisoning causes roughly 600 fatalities.
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Thousands of cases are never diagnosed because they are passed off as stomach flu or something much less severe.
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Symptoms include dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle and joint pain.
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Treatment usually just involves around five to seven days of rest and dilution of the bacteria through the ingestion of distilled water.
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Rehydrating may also require the use of intravenous fluids.
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Antibiotics may be required in order to ward off any long-term or severe effects of the infection.

When you touch raw chicken and get bacteria on your hands that makes you very ill, the bacteria is an example of salmonella.

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Any of various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Salmonella, many of which are pathogenic, causing food poisoning, typhoid, and paratyphoid fever in humans and other infectious diseases in domestic animals.
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Any of a genus (Salmonella) of Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria that cause various diseases in people and domestic animals, including typhoid fever and food poisoning.
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Any of various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Salmonella, especially S. enterica, which cause food poisoning, typhoid, and paratyphoid fever in humans and various infectious diseases in domestic animals. Salmonella bacteria are divided into numerous serotypes on the basis of certain antigens found in the cell wall and flagella.
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Salmonellosis.
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Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Salmonella that cause food poisoning and typhoid fever in humans and other mammals.
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Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

The mayonnaise left in the sun at the picnic caused everyone there to come down with salmonella poisoning.

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A taxonomic genus within the family Enterobacteriaceae "” the salmonella bacteria.
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Origin of salmonella

  • New Latin Salmonella genus name after Daniel Elmer Salmon (1850–1914), American pathologist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • New Latin, from Salmon (“a surname") +"Ž -ella, after Daniel Elmer Salmon.
    From Wiktionary
  • From Salmonella, named for its discoverer, Daniel Elmer Salmon.
    From Wiktionary