What is gastrointestinal problem causing Salmonella, FOUND in MDH products?


Salmonella

    Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses known as salmonellosis.

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History

    The existence of the Pathogen has been since at least 1800, but it came to be called Salomonella from around 1900, after the veterinary pathologist and surgeon Daniel Elmer Salmon, who headed the US Department of Agriculture.

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Illnesses due to it

    Salmonella causes 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalisations and about 450 deaths in the United States every year.

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Symptoms

    Individuals who develop salmonellosis may show symptoms such as nausea, diarrhoea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

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WHO considered it unsafe

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies Salmonella as one of four key global causes of diarrhoeal diseases.

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Widely distributed

    Salmonella bacteria are widely distributed in domestic and wild animals. They are prevalent in food animals such as poultry, pigs, and cattle.

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