What is Salmonella ?

Salmonella is (noun) a genus of bacteria in the intestines, which are usually acquired by eating contaminated food, and cause typhoid or paratyphoid fever, gastroenteritis or food poisoning he got salmonella poisoning he got an illness caused by eating food which was contami- nated with Salmonella bacteria which de- velop in the intestines Five people were taken to hospital with salmonella poisoning.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level