salmonella is spread through the fecal matter of animals and humans.
In some cases, though mostly in the developing world, salmonella can cause typhoid fever.
Mike Martin, a spokesman for Cargill, says there are some 2,400 strains of salmonella.
1913, the genus name, coined 1900 in Modern Latin by J. Lignières in reference to U.S. veterinary surgeon Daniel E. Salmon (1850-1914), who isolated a type of the bacteria in 1885.
salmonella sal·mo·nel·la (sāl'mə-něl'ə)
n. pl. sal·mo·nel·lae (-něl'ē) or sal·mo·nel·las or salmonella
Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Salmonella, many of which are pathogenic, causing food poisoning, typhoid, and paratyphoid fever in humans and other infectious diseases in domestic animals.
A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic gram-negative bacteria that are pathogenic in humans and animals.