Salmonella

Precautions

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General Information

Mild-moderate: rehydration. Antibiotics do not appear to lessen duration or severity of illness and may prolong Salmonella shedding. Severe disease: Greater than 8 stools/day, incapacitating diarrhea, hospitalization due to Salmonella illness - rehydration plus a ceftriaxone

Aerobic gram negative rod

Treat if immunosuppressed/bacteremic, high fever, or hospitalized or infants less than 3 months of age. *recommend ID consult if Salmonella typhi or Salmonella present outside of GI tract

Report to County of Residence by electronic transmission, FAX, telephone, or mail within one (1) working day of identification.

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