Salmonella bongori is a pathogenic bacterium belonging to the genus Salmonella, and was earlier known as Salmonella subspecies V or S. enterica subsp. bongori or S. choleraesuis subsp. bongori. It is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium (bacillus) which causes a gastrointestinal disease called salmonellosis, characterized by cramping and diarrhoea.
Most people who get salmonella get better on their own, at home, within 4 to 7 days. Sources of Salmonella. There are many possible sources of a salmonella infection. Some of them are: Meat. Some of our favorite proteins to cook and eat have the bacteria. They include: Poultry (chicken, turkey, or duck) Beef and veal; Pork; Fertilizer.