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- n. Infection with salmonellae, marked by intestinal problems and fever and caused especially by eating certain improperly stored or undercooked foods.
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- n. Any of several diseases caused by infection with Salmonella bacteria
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- n. a kind of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium
Salmonella bacteria do not produce toxins; they cause an illness called salmonellosis by infecting the body.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, called salmonellosis, typically start 6 to 72 hours after consuming a contaminated product and can include.
Symptoms from salmonellosis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours of eating tainted food, in addition to chills, headache, nausea and vomiting.
Food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis.
Some 40,000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the United States each year, although the CDC estimates that because milder cases aren't diagnosed or reported, the actual number of infections may be 30 or more times greater.
More than 500 million eggs were recalled in August 2010 after more than 1,500 people were sickened in an outbreak of salmonellosis contamination that health officials traced to two large egg producers in Iowa.
McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Burger King, Outback Steakhouse and Taco Bell have all pulled their fresh tomatoes after 145 people have become ill with salmonellosis, including 23 hospitalizations.
Preliminary estimates of costs of foodborne disease in Canada and costs to reduce salmonellosis by E. C.
The conventional wisdom among epidemiologists, first outlined in a 2004 paper by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher Andrew Voetsch, is that for each case of salmonellosis that is reported, more than 38 other people get sick but don't go to their doctor or get tested.
The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours.
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