July 16, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(3):236-237. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550050022

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The Significance for Man of Paratyphoses in Animals  Paratyphoid is a disease that, while it resembles in its course abdominal typhoid, is not produced by genuine typhoid bacilli though by a similar organism: paratyphoid bacilli. As Dozent Dr. David, of the Tierärztliche Hochschule in Vienna, recently brought out, the conception "paratyphoid" has been extended so as to include meat poisoning in man caused by Bacterium enteritidis, which resembles closely the paratyphoid bacillus. Recent researches have shown that in many animals similar processes develop, which are now fairly well known, being termed "paratyphoses." Certain types of paratyphoid bacilli are found chiefly in man; other types mainly in animals, and still others in both man and animals, as causative agents of disease. The paratyphoses of animals, which are of importance to man, are connected with the epidemiology of the so-called food poisonings. These, for the most part, are caused by bacteria of

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