The last 6 in 60 on bacteria is all about salmonella, having a week away next week but there will be something new for the week after!
- It was discovered by an American scientist named Dr. Salmon, and has been known to cause illness for over 125 years.
- Salmonella is a rod shaped gram-negative bacterium of the Enterobacteriaceae family.
- Salmonellosis is the name for when you are infected by Salmonella bacteria.
- You usually get salmonellosis by eating contaminated food. Salmonella bacteria live in the gut of many farm animals and can affect meat, eggs, poultry and milk.
- Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella typhi.
- Swansea university have developed a way of shrinking prostate cancer cells using a harmless strain of salmonella bacteria.
Facts 1 and 3 comes from the CDC page. Number 2 comes from this medical guide. Fact 4 comes from the nhs page. Fact 5 is from the nhs page on typhoid fever. Fact 6 is relatively new information but here is the bbc article on it.
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