Salmonella - non-typhoidal

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 or "kissing" pet chickens.). Fecal-oral transmission or ingestion of contaminated water/food

Associated syndromes

Food-borne illness, Infectious colitis, Bacteremia and endovascular infection, 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 or infants less than 3 months of age.

Notify Medical Officer of Health (Reportable)