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Bloody diarrhea is more likely to be a symptom of some types of food poisoning because some bacteria, like shigella, can cause inflammatory changes in the intestines and lead to bleeding, but viruses are less likely to do so, Dr. Adalja explains.
At Harvard University, Jeffrey Way and Pamela Silver are working toward developing a harmless strain of salmonella to use as a vaccine against food poisoning from salmonella and E. coli, as well as the diarrhea-causing disease called shigella.
Greenberg's initial research concentrated on the roles flies played in spreading diseases, especially shigella and salmonella.
But that may be contributing to the current transmission of the shigella bacteria, because they are not chlorinated and do not kill the bacteria.
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First Known Use: 1937See Words from the same year
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