"It's a battleground at a microscopic level between
invaders and the defender. Like guerrilla warfare artists, these bacteria
cut the lines of communication, and they do it by stealth."
All the while, the bacteria are preparing for their escape and for the obstacles
they'll encounter after they break out of the cell. "They're not only
fresh from replication, they also seem to be even more aggressive than before,
as if they've adapted to intracellular life inside the host."
Once they invade a human cell, Salmonella establish themselves
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|Stanley Falkow answers the Question, "Are Bacteria