Salmonella - nontyphoidal

Precautions

Contact Precautions
Contact Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Aerobic gram negative rod

Epidemiology

Humans/animals are the reservoir (i.e. reptiles - turtles/lizards, transovarial transmission in chickens-> eggs).

Fecal-oral transmission or ingestion of contaminated water/food.

Associated syndromes

  • Food-borne illness

  •  Infectious colitis

  •  Bacteremia

  •  Intra-abdominal abscess

  •  Endovascular infection (endocarditis, infected atherosclerotic plaque/aneurysm),

Additional Information

Contact Precautions until normal stools

Aside from infants < 3months and immunocompromised patients this is generally a self-limited illness.

Bacteremias should be treated.

Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable)