This infection can cause fever, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, aches, and headaches.
Animals and Humans; In animals, it is present in livestock, particularly cattle.
Transmission / Exposure Route
It is a zoonotic disease, so the bacteria are transmitted from animals to humans. It begins when a person ingests contaminated food. It moves to the intestines, then possibly in the liver or spleen. In healthy individuals, the bacteria usually leave the body through feces, as to not cause many health problems.
Case Fatality Ratio
S. newport, with the other nontyphoidal salmonellosis is estimated to cause over 1 million cases of illness and 500 deaths.
Most Salmonella bacteria have an incubation period of 4 to 7 days.
A Gram negative, nonmotile, rod shaped bacteria. It is approximately 2-5 microns long.
It grows in a facultative anaerobic environment, so it can survive in a dry environment for weeks and many months in water. It is resistant to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, and streptomycin.