Medical Definition of Salmonella

Salmonella: A group of bacteria that cause typhoid fever and a number of other illnesses, including food poisoning, gastroenteritis and enteric fever from contaminated food products.

Named for the American pathologist Daniel Salmon (1850-1914). See: Salmonellosis. For more information, please read MedicineNet's Salmonella article.

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