salmonella

Salmonella is a bacterium that lives mainly in animal intestines. If ingested it can cause food poisoning ranging from discomfort to death. The US Center for Disease Control (CDC)  estimates one million foodborne illnesses in the US are caused by it, with 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths. Most subspecies of Salmonella produce hydrogen sulfide, which has a decidedly sulphur smell.

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