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    Why salmonella doesn’t want you to poop out

    Salmonella bacteria don’t want your body to starve on their account. The microbes’ motives, though, are (probably) purely poop-related.

    The body sometimes sacrifices appetite to fight off infection: Less energy for the host also means less energy for the pathogen. Understanding how bacteria cope with this tactic can inform treatments.

    When it reaches the gut, Salmonella enterica ...

    01/27/2017 - 15:00 Microbiology, Health