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.
Food-borne illness, Infectious colitis, Bacteremia and endovascular infection (endocarditis, infected atherosclerotic plaque/aneurysm), Intra-abdominal abscess
Generally a self-limited illness which should not be treated with antibiotics - treat if immunosuppressed/bacteremic, high fever, or hospitalized.
Food handlers require proof of clearance prior to returning to work.
Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable)