Asked in Conditions and DiseasesFood Poisoning and Foodborne IllnessSalmonellosis
Conditions and Diseases
Food Poisoning and Foodborne Illness
What is the most common injury done to a victim of salmonella typhi?
What is the colony morphology of Salmonella typhi?
Asked in Salmonellosis
What are the most common victims Salmonella Typhi prey upon?
How long does the bacteria Salmonella typhi survive in a dead animals?
How does salmonella typhi attack the body?
Biochemical test used in identification of salmonella typhi?
What is the difference between salmonella typhi and salmonella typhimurium?
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. (Also called Salmonella Typhi or abbreviated to S. Typhi) This bacterium is the causative agent of typhoid fever. Although typhoid fever is not widespread in the United States, it is very common in under-developed countries, and causes a serious, often fatal disease. The symptoms of typhoid fever include nausea, vomiting, fever and death. Unlike the other Salmonella discussed below, S. Typhi can only infect humans, and no other host has been identified. The main source of S. Typhi infection is from swallowing infected water. Food may also be contaminated with S. Typhi, if it is washed or irrigated with contaminated water. Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (Also called Salmonella Typhimurium or abbreviated to S. Typhimurium) Until recently the most common cause of food poisoning by Salmonella species was due to S. Typhimurium. As its name suggests, it causes a typhoid-like disease in mice. In humans S. Typhimurium does not cause as severe disease as S. Typhi, and is not normally fatal. The disease is characterized by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and nausea, and generally lasts up to 7 days. Unfortunately, in immunocompromized people, that is the elderly, young, or people with depressed immune systems, Salmonella infections are often fatal if they are not treated with antibiotics.
Asked in Taxonomy, Typhoid Fever
What is the scientific name for typhoid fever bacteria?
Is Salmonella typhi gram positive or gram negative bacteria?