Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract.
Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces.
Humans become infected most frequently through contaminated water or food.
Is salmonella a pathogen?
The term Salmonella refers to a group of bacteria that cause Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, in the intestinal tract. Typhoid fever, food poisoning, gastroenteritis, enteric fever, and other illnesses are all types of Salmonella infection.
What kind of toxin is salmonella?
Salmonella food poisoning (Salmonellosis) is an illness that can occur if live Salmonella bacteria enters the body. The bacteria can attach to the cells lining the intestines where they produce toxins and attack the intestinal cells.
What is Salmonella species?
Salmonella is a genus of rod-shaped (bacillus) Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae. The two species of Salmonella are Salmonella enterica and Salmonella bongori. Salmonella species are intracellular pathogens; certain serotypes causing illness.
What antibiotics treat salmonella?
The recommended antibiotics for individuals at high risk for invasive disease include ampicillin, amoxicillin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ). In areas with multidrug resistance, cefotaxime or ceftriaxone are recommended.