Everything You Need to Know About Salmonella

Salmonella is a common foodborne bacteria that causes an infection called salmonellosis, affecting the digestive tract. Infection usually takes place in humans through contaminated food or water, though it can also be caused by contact with infected feces. The most common types of salmonella in North America are S.typhimurium and S.enteritidis. Other types of salmonella fall under the category of typhoidal salmonella, and cause typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever.

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