Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Salmonella Underlying Cause

Salmonella infection may be caused by different species of Salmonella bacteria.

The most common Salmonella species that cause Salmonella infection include:

  • Salmonella typhi:
    • Sources include undercooked meats contaminated food
  • Salmonella paratyphi:
    • Sources include undercooked meats contaminated food
  • Salmonella enteritidis:
    • Sources include undercooked eggs

Less common sources of Salmonella infection include:
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Pigs ear dog treats
  • Reptiles:
    • Turtles
    • Lizards
    • Iguanas

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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