‘Surprise’ microbe overtakes salmonella as second most common cause of gastro

Salmonella is bumped to third place, after Sydney researchers discover aeromonas among the most prevalent enteric pathogens.

An “overlooked” microbe, aeromonas, has been found to be the second most common bacterial cause of gastroenteritis in Australia, yet it is barely tested for, researchers say. 

Until now, salmonella was believed to be the second most common enteric bacteria causing gastroenteritis, behind campylobacter, the UNSW Sydney authors wrote.