F. J. Sweeney Jr., M.D. (Associate)
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The problems and hazards associated with Salmonella disease in hospitals have recently received widespread attention due to outbreaks of Salmonellosis in various parts of the United States and abroad. Hospitals frequently admit patients with Salmonella infections for diagnosis and treatment. These patients potentially can contaminate other patients and the hospital environment. Infection may also occur through contaminated food.
The majority of Salmonella infections, other than those thought to be strictly human pathogens (Salmonella typhosa and Salmonella paratyphoid A and B) and Salmonella choleraesuis are usually self-limited and cause only acute gastroenteritis in the majority of patients. However, when Salmonellosis occurs
F. J. Sweeney. Salmonella Infections in the Hospital.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:807–808. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-807_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):807-808.
Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease.
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