Number of serotypes of nontyphoid Salmonella

Range ~2000 serotypes
Organism Bacteria Salmonella sp.
Reference Goldrick BA. Foodborne diseases. Am J Nurs. 2003 Mar103(3):105-6 p.105 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID12635640
Comments P.105 right column bottom paragraph: "Nontyphoid Salmonella, with approximately 2,000 serotypes, may be responsible for as many as 1.4 million illnesses in the United States each year: approximately 40,000 such illnesses are reported and more than 500 people die of acute salmonellosis annually [refs 1, 2]. Salmonella bacteria live in the digestive tracts of humans and animals, including birds and reptiles." See Steele-Mortimer O. 2008 PMID 18304858 p.38 left column: "The Salmonella enterica species is made up of a group of over 2000 highly related serovars, which are 95–99% identical at the genetic level." Please see BNID 107502
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