Aerobic gram negative rod
Humans/animals are the reservoir (i.e. reptiles - turtles/lizards, transovarial transmission in chickens-> eggs).
Fecal-oral transmission or ingestion of contaminated water/food.
Endovascular infection (endocarditis, infected atherosclerotic plaque/aneurysm),
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)