salmonella

noun
sal·​mo·​nel·​la | \ ˌsal-mə-ˈne-lə How to pronounce salmonella (audio) \
plural salmonellae\ ˌsal-​mə-​ˈne-​(ˌ)lē How to pronounce salmonellae (audio) , -​ˌlī \ or salmonellas or salmonella

Definition of salmonella

: any of a genus (Salmonella) of usually motile enterobacteria that are pathogenic for humans and other warm-blooded animals and cause food poisoning, gastrointestinal inflammation, typhoid fever, or septicemia

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In 2018, a widespread salmonella outbreak from live poultry led the Centers for Disease Control to issue guidance about preventing the spread of the bacteria among backyard chicken populations. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Woman pecked to death by rooster," 6 Sep. 2019 In 2018, a widespread salmonella outbreak from live poultry led the Centers for Disease Control to issue guidance about preventing the spread of the bacteria among backyard chicken populations. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A woman was pecked to death by a rooster, pathologists say," 6 Sep. 2019 More than 1,000 people have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an update late last week. Fox News, "Salmonella outbreak connected to backyard poultry sickens more than 1,000 across 49 states: CDC," 3 Sep. 2019 Earlier recalls were announced in connection with an investigation into a possible link between contaminated pig ear dog treats and an ongoing salmonella outbreak. Kevin Tampone | Ktampone@syracuse.com, al, "Pig ear dog treats recalled over salmonella concerns," 19 Aug. 2019 Health officials are also warning the public of a second salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Pet owners be wary: Dog treats reportedly linked to salmonella infections in Texas," 26 July 2019 Dog Goods USA is recalling Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats sold nationwide as federal health officials seek to stem a 33-state outbreak of salmonella. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Dog Goods USA recalls pig-ear treats in 33-state outbreak of salmonella," 19 Aug. 2019 As of Wednesday, 93 human cases of salmonella were reported in 27 states, most of which officials think are connected to the contaminated dog treats, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maria Elena Vizcaino, Dallas News, "Pet Supplies Plus recalls pig ear dog treats after possible link to salmonella outbreak," 18 July 2019 Symptoms of salmonella usually develop 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria, with most people developing diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Fox News, "Salmonella outbreak linked to fresh papayas sickens at least 62 people in 8 states, CDC says," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of salmonella

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salmonella

New Latin, from Daniel E. Salmon †1914 American veterinarian

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salmonella

noun

English Language Learners Definition of salmonella

: a kind of bacteria that is sometimes in food and that makes people sick

salmonella

noun
sal·​mo·​nel·​la | \ ˌsal-mə-ˈnel-ə How to pronounce salmonella (audio) \

Medical Definition of salmonella

1 capitalized : a genus of aerobic gram-negative rod-shaped nonspore-forming usually motile bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae that grow well on artificial media and form acid and gas on many carbohydrates but not on lactose, sucrose, or salicin, that are pathogenic for humans and other warm-blooded animals, and that cause food poisoning, acute gastrointestinal inflammation, typhoid fever, and septicemia
2 plural salmonellae\ -​ˈnel-​ē How to pronounce salmonellae (audio)\ or salmonellas or salmonella : any bacterium of the genus Salmonella

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