Salmonella as an Invasive Enteric Pathogen

  • P. Helena Mäkelä
  • Marianne Hovi
  • Harri Saxén
  • Anna Muotiala
  • Petri Riikonen
  • Marjatta Nurminen
  • Suvi Taira
  • Soila Sukupolvi
  • Mikael Rhen
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 58)


Salmonella can infect a surprisingly wide variety of hosts ranging from reptiles to birds to mammals. Yet the bacteria isolated are so close to each other in DNA sequence that they must be considered as one species. The species name is at this moment still uncertain, because of the earlier separation of its many serovars as species, and the familiarity of their names to both microbiologists and clinicians. A new name. Salmonella enterica, has therefore been proposed to cover the whole species, but this name has not (yet) been accepted.[1] The use of the serovar names as trivial names is a practical compromise, also adopted in this paper.


Serum Resistance Virulence Determinant Invasive Infection Challenge Dose Virulence Plasmid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Helena Mäkelä
    • 1
  • Marianne Hovi
    • 1
  • Harri Saxén
    • 1
  • Anna Muotiala
    • 1
  • Petri Riikonen
    • 1
  • Marjatta Nurminen
    • 1
  • Suvi Taira
    • 1
  • Soila Sukupolvi
    • 1
  • Mikael Rhen
    • 1
  1. 1.National Public Health InstituteHelsinkiFinland

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