This bacterium has over 1400 stains, referred to as serovars. Only some serovars cause
food poisoning. The bacteria are found in the intestine of wild and domestic animals, and
their feces can contaminate foods such as poultry, eggs, milk, and vegetables. Reptiles are
especially likely to carry these bacteria. Perhaps more than 1 million people per year
contract salmonella food poisoning in the U.S. Signs and symptoms include nausea,
cramping, abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, fever and possibly vomiting after 6-48 hours.
Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium- (salmonellosis, gastroenteritis)