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)
: infection with or disease caused by salmonellae

Examples of salmonellosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023 But eating contaminated chocolates can lead to salmonellosis. Chris Smith, BGR, 25 May 2022 Moreover, fever is another symptom that appears routinely in salmonellosis. Chris Smith, BGR, 8 Apr. 2022 The illness, which is called salmonellosis, typically lasts four to seven days and most recover without treatment. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 21 May 2022 Older adults, infants and people with weakened immune systems are the most likely to develop severe illness from salmonellosis. Glenn Garner,, 11 Aug. 2021 Also, pasteurization will kill the bacteria that cause various illnesses, including listeriosis, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, diphtheria, and brucellosis. Chris Smith, BGR, 17 May 2022 Cases of salmonellosis began to rise in mid-November, per SFGate, and in early February California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife released a statement raising concerns about the disease outbreak and asking residents to take down their bird feeders. Theresa MacHemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Mar. 2021 In Florida alone, the state health department said, the agency receives anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 reports of salmonellosis each year. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salmonellosis was circa 1913

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“Salmonellosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


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