Salmonella typhi

Precautions

Contact Precautions
Contact Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram negative bacilli

Epidemiology

Humans and animals can be reservoirs of Salmonella spp. Infection can occur through fecal-oral transmission or ingestion of contaminated water/food.

Associated syndromes

  • Fever in returned traveler

  • Enteric fever

  • Fever of unknown origin

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

  • Meningitis

  • Bacteremia and endovascular infection (endocarditis, infected atherosclerotic plaque/aneurysm)

Additional Information

High rates of fluoroquinolone resistance have been described in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.