Publication year: 2019
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The human body is inhabited by millions of tiny living organisms like good bacteria. We acquire these bacteria during birth and the first years of life, and they live with us throughout our lives. The human microbiomes are involved in healthy growth, in protecting the body from invaders, in helping digestion, and in regulating moods, but sometimes these bacteria can also be harmful. We need to take good care of our health to avoid the development of some diseases, like salmonella for example. Salmonella infections in humans can range from self-limiting gastroenteritis typically associated with non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) to typhoidal fever, which can be life-threatening. Salmonellosis causes considerable morbidity and mortality in both humans and animals, and has a significant socioeconomic impact worldwide.