What is salmonellosis?
Salmonellosis (sal-mohn-el-OH-sis) is the infection caused by the bacteria Salmonella. The Salmonella germ is part of a group of germs that cause diarrheal illness in humans. They are microscopic living creatures that pass from the feces of people or animals to other people or other animals. There are many different types of Salmonella bacteria. They were discovered by an American scientist named Salmon in 1885, for whom they were named.