How Salmonella Bacteria Contaminate Salad Leaves

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 07:35 in Health & Medicine

How does Salmonella bacteria cause food poisoning by attaching to salad leaves? A new study shows how some Salmonella bacteria use the long stringy appendages they normally use to help them "swim" and move about to attach themselves to salad leaves and other vegetables, causing contamination and a health risk.

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