salmonellosis


sal·mo·nel·lo·sis

noun \ˌsal-mə-(ˌ)ne-ˈlō-səs\
plural sal·mo·nel·lo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of SALMONELLOSIS

:  infection with or disease caused by salmonellae

Origin of SALMONELLOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1913

sal·mo·nel·lo·sis

noun \ˌsal-mə-ˌne-ˈlō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sal·mo·nel·lo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SALMONELLOSIS

: infection with or disease caused by bacteria of the genus Salmonella typically marked by gastroenteritis but often complicated by septicemia, meningitis, endocarditis, and various focal lesions (as in the kidneys)

salmonellosis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several bacterial infections caused by salmonella, including typhoid and similar fevers and gastroenteritis (see food poisoning). Meat from diseased animals carries the bacteria, and any food can pick it up from infected feces in the field or during storage or from contaminated food or utensils during food preparation. The source is often hard to trace. Eggs from infected hens can carry it within, not just on the shells. Onset is sudden and sometimes severe, with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and low fever. Most patients recover within days, with some degree of immunity. Prevention requires care in food handling, especially thorough cooking.

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