Salmonella typhi

Salmonella typhi


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General Information

Aerobic gram negative rod

Humans are the reservoir - fecal-oral transmission.

Increased prevalence in developing countries.

  • Fever in Returning Traveler
  • Enteric fever
  • Fever of Unknown Origin
  • Bacteremia
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Meningitis
  • Endovascular infection including endocarditis and infected atherosclerotic plaque/aneurysm

Very high rates of fluoroquinolone resistance in Indian Subcontinent.

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