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A group of anaerobic bacteria that is potentially pathogenic, or disease-causing, for humans and other warm-blooded animals. Certain types of Salmonella may develop in food or water and when ingested can cause gastrointestinal inflammation, typhoid fever, or septicemia.

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"Salmonella bacteria (pink) invading a cell (yellow), April 12, 2011" by NIAID, NIH is licensed under CC BY.

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