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Any disease caused by infestation with bacteria of genus Salmonella. Three forms of salmonella infection occur in man: enteric fever (typhoid fever); septicemia, which usually is caused by Salmonella choleraesuis; and acute gastroenteritis, which can be caused by a variety of species of Salmonella. The latter form is the most common, often due to inadequate cooking of mass-prepared food, which fails to kill the pathogenic bacteria.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

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