Health Care Provider Information on Salmonellosis

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Required Disease Reporting
Clinical Features
Treatment

Required Disease Reporting

Clinical Features

  • Salmonellosis Infections
    CDC; Includes information about clinical features, transmission, trends, and more.Attention: Non-MDH link

Treatment

  • Salmonella infections often do not require treatment unless the patient becomes severely dehydrated or the infection spreads from the intestines.
  • Persons with severe diarrhea may require rehydration, often with intravenous fluids.
  • Antibiotics are not usually indicated unless the infection spreads from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites.
  • The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.


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Updated Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 09:56AM