public health enemy

SALMONELLA

 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH ENEMY

SALMONELLA

ALIAS: “Typhoid fever”

DESCRIPTION

Date Discovered: 1885

Type: Gram Negative Rod

Family: Enterobacteriaceae

Associates: Birds, amphibians, mammals

Area of Attack: Gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, respiratory tract

Known Hideouts: Fecal matter, raw meats, cheeses

Modus Operandi: Invades intestinal cells and destroys inner lining

CAUTION

May also be found on vegetables and frozen foods.

SURVIVAL TIME
24 hours

 

PREVENTION

  • Handwashing
  • Detergents
  • Disinfection