Some serotypes of salmonella can cause more serious illnesses than others, meaning different minorities can be more susceptible to different serotypes.
When studied the distribution of specific serotypes were found to be linked to age and co-morbidity, with pneumonia rates increasing with both, however the specific serotypes found in the higher disease rates were the less invasive serotypes of pneumococcal.
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