What is Salmonella?

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The United States has reportedly refused almost a third of shipments from Mahashian Di Hatti Pvt Ltd (MDH) since October 2023 due to salmonella contamination.

About Salmonella: 

  • Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever called salmonellosis.
  • It naturally lives in animals' intestines and can be found in their feces (poop).
  • The bacteria then spread to humans if they come in contact with salmonella-infected animals or items in their environment.
  • It is a ubiquitous and hardy bacteria that can survive several weeks in a dry environment and several months in water.
  • Risks associated with Salmonella
    • People infected with Salmonella might have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Some people—especially children younger than 5 years old, adults 65 years and older.
    • People with weakened immune systems—may experience more severe illness that requires medical treatment or hospitalization.

Q1: What is Bacteria?

Bacteria are microscopic single-celled prokaryotic organisms that play a crucial role in the ecosystem and have a significant impact on human health.

Source: After pesticide, MDH now faces heat for Salmonella contamination. Here's what it is