Salmonella - nontyhpoidal

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 and endovascular infection (endocarditis, infected atherosclerotic plaque/aneurysm), Intra-abdominal abscess

Additional Information

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)