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Have you ever heard of the term salmonella? No, it’s not a type of reptilian. In fact, it can make you very sick, and you might not even know you have it. Keep reading to learn more about a salmonella infection and its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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1. What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a rod-shaped, gram-negative bacilli that live in the intestines of both humans and animals. There are many different strains of salmonella including over 2,300 serotypes. Nevertheless, salmonella is microscopic living creatures that pass through the feces of humans or animals to other humans or animals. The one-celled organisms are too small to see with the naked eye.

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