Type of gastroenteritis
caused by the infestation of the digestive tract
by s. enteritidis (a strain
bacteria) ingested with contaminated food
, typically eggs, fish, and poultry. After an incubation period
of 6 to 48 hours, its general
symptoms include sudden abdominal pain, bloody watery diarrhea, fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting. It may be fatal in the very young, infirm, and the elderly.