What type of organism does Salmonella infect and how does it infect it?

Please provide the source if possible because I need it for a science research project...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Depends which Salmonella you are talking about. There are lots of different types but the most common are Salmonella typhi (infects humans), Salmonella typhimurium (infects humans and animals) and Salmonella enteriditis (infects humans, animal and reptiles). Most infections are due to the ingestion of the bacterium so contaminated food or water is a common source of Salmonella.

    Source(s): My book - Malicious Microbes - Bacterial infections explained http://www.amazon.com/dp/0755210522
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Organism? It can affect you, it was first found in children according to wiki. Wiki provides you with more links at the bottom.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmonella

  • 1 decade ago

    chickens.

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