What are the causes of salmonellosis?

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Salmonellosis is an infection with bacteria called Salmonella; Salmonella live in the intestinal tracts of animals, including birds. Salmonella are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. Salmonellosis is caused by ingestion of a strain of the bacteria Salmonella, and resulting penetration of the organisms into the small intestine where inflammation occurs. 

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