Salmonelllosis is a bacterial disease caused by the bacterium salmonella and can live in the intestinal tract of many different animals. Salmonella is commonly known to be transmitted through food, but it also can be spread to humans through animals.
Symptoms of salmonela include diarrhea, fever and stomach pain. Animals that carry the virus can pass it in their feces and can contaminate their fur, feathers or scales. To prevent risk of salmonella, people should remember to wash their hands after contact with animals or their environment.