Definitions for salmonellosisˌsæl mə nlˈoʊ sɪs
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sal•mo•nel•lo•sisˌsæl mə nlˈoʊ sɪs(n.)
food poisoning caused by consumption of food contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
Origin of salmonellosis:
a kind of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium
Any of several diseases caused by infection with Salmonella bacteria
Origin: From salmonella.
Salmonellosis is an infection with Salmonella bacteria. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. In most cases, the illness lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. In some cases, though, the diarrhea may be so severe, the patient becomes dangerously dehydrated and must be hospitalized. At the hospital, the patient may receive intravenous fluids to treat the dehydration, and may be given medications to provide symptomatic relief, such as fever reduction. In severe cases, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites, and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to develop severe illness. Some people afflicted with salmonellosis later experience reactive arthritis, which can have long-lasting, disabling effects. The different kinds of Salmonella include S. bongori and S. enterica. The type of Salmonella usually associated with infections in humans, nontyphoidal Salmonella, is usually contracted from sources such as:
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