Salmonella - nontyphoidal

Salmonella - nontyphoidal


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General Information

Aerobic gram negative rod

Humans/animals are the reservoir (i.e. reptiles - turtles/lizards)

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

  • Food-borne illness
  • Infectious colitis
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Bacteremia and endovascular infection (endocarditis, infected atherosclerotic plaque/aneurysm)

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.

Infection Prevention & Control Precautions: Adult: Routine Precautions (Consider contact precautions for incontinent adults if stool cannot be contained or for adults with poor hygiene who contaminate their environment) Paediatric: Contact Precautions