Bacteria: Salmonella Choleraesuis


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Bacteria: Salmonella Choleraesuis
Beran and Steele (1994) relate that salmonella choleraesuis was first isolated by the researchers Salmon and Smith in 1885, “from cases of hog cholera” (p. 289). The organism was first directly implicated in diseases of swine, and one of its serovars, typhi, was later discovered to be the cause of enteric fever (better known as typhoid fever) in humans who consumed salmonella choleraesuis; meanwhile, the serovar typhimurium was shown to be the cause of gastroenteritis in humans (Brooks, Carroll, Butel, and Morse 2007, p. 258). Schmidt and Rodrick (2005) describe the general characteristics of s.e. as being “gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, non-spore-forming rods” (p. 163).
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