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Definition of Salmonella

Salmonella: A group of bacteria that cause typhoid fever and a number of other illnesses, including food poisoning, gastroenteritis and enteric fever from contaminated food products.

Named for the American pathologist Daniel Salmon (1850-1914). See: Salmonellosis. For more information, please read MedicineNet's Salmonella article.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=6310
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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