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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Aerobic, gram negative rod, 2-4 x 0.4-0.6µm.
  • Grows on standard media from stool source, but need fresh specimen.
  • Non-typhoidal Salmonella spp. are the major bacterial cause food-borne infection, historically mostly from poultry and eggs and now present in diverse sources.
  • S. typhi only acquired from human sources shedding to water, food or waste.

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Last updated: January 2, 2012