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Where does the name Salmonella come from ?

The Genus Salmonella is named after the American bacteriologist Daniel E. Salmon who, together with some colleagues, isolated in 1886 a bacteria from pigs (now known to be Salmonella choleraesuis ) which they considered to be the cause of swine fever (hog cholera). Daniel E. Salmon (1850-1914), organizer of the (US) Bureau of Animal Industry, and its Director from 1884 to 1905, founded the National Veterinary College (NVC) of the United States in 1892.

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