TIL Salmonella was not named after the fish (that is commonly eaten raw) but the person named Daniel Elmer Salmon by whatilearned December 7, 2021, 11:15 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Elmer_Salmon What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote commonlyDanieleatenElmerFishnamedpersonRawsalmonsalmonellaTILToday I learned See more Previous article Elixir v1.13 released Next article Chaurus Pussy Jelly 7 Comments Leave a Reply Who on earth assumed it was named after the fish…. Log in to Reply Professor Fish tricked you again! Log in to Reply Daniel Elmer Salmon, though, was named after said fish Log in to Reply I mean, I’m pretty sure the last name Salmon comes from the fish Log in to Reply Interesting. I was originally led to believe the microorganism was first described by the 19th century husband and wife biologist team Samuel and Helen Bongor and as first describers they had the privilege of naming it after themselves, *Sam & Ella Bongori*. Log in to Reply Is salmon commonly eaten raw? It’s my favorite seafood, but I’ve only ever had it cooked. Log in to Reply Hey OP, **chicken** is actually the major source of salmonella, not even seafood or fish _(though they can carry the bacteria)_ > [Source](https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/salmonella-food.html) – _Fun Fact: “salmon” appears nowhere_ I don’t personally know anyone who links salmonella to fish first – it is always chicken first Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.