sal·​mo·​nel·​lo·​sis | \ ˌsal-mə-(ˌ)ne-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce salmonellosis (audio) \
plural salmonelloses\ ˌsal-​mə-​(ˌ)ne-​ˈlō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce salmonellosis (audio) \

Definition of salmonellosis

: infection with or disease caused by salmonellae

Examples of salmonellosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Healthy people who get salmonellosis from eating the peanut butter in the JIF recall will likely recover after a few days just by staying hydrated. Chris Smith, BGR, 23 May 2022 The company says there were no cases of salmonellosis connected to its products. Chris Smith, BGR, 8 June 2022 Rodents can pass diseases on to humans, including salmonellosis, an infection caused by the salmonella bacteria, which can be especially dangerous to immunocompromised and other vulnerable people. Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2022 Those who have questions about salmonellosis should contact the Maine CDC at 1-800-821-5821., 26 Oct. 2021 Why Salmonella is dangerous Eating products that contain Salmonella can trigger an illness called salmonellosis. Chris Smith, BGR, 23 May 2022 More severe cases of salmonellosis can include a high fever, body aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool and in some cases may be fatal. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 23 May 2022 People can develop salmonellosis after eating or handling food that contains the Salmonella bacteria. Chris Smith, BGR, 18 Feb. 2022 Severe cases of salmonellosis can cause a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, rashes and blood in urine or stool. Sophie Reardon, CBS News, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of salmonellosis

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salmonellosis

New Latin

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“Salmonellosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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sal·​mo·​nel·​lo·​sis | \ ˌsal-mə-ˌne-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce salmonellosis (audio) \
plural salmonelloses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce salmonellosis (audio) \

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)

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