Salmonella - nontyhpoidal

Precautions

Contact Precautions
Contact Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram-negative bacilli of the Enterobacteriaciae family.

Epidemiology

Animals are the reservoir (esp. chickens/eggs, unusual species in reptiles and amphibians)

Fecal-oral transmission or ingestion of contaminated water/food.

Associated syndromes

  • Food-borne illness

  • Infectious colitis

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

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

Additional Information

Generally a self-limited illness which does not require 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).