Health Care Provider Information on Salmonellosis
Required Disease Reporting
Healthcare providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases and suspect cases to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Cases are subject to restriction
on daycare attendance and food handling.
- CDC: Salmonellosis Infections
Includes information about clinical features, transmission, trends, and more.
- 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.
Do you suspect that you have a foodborne or waterborne illness? Visit reporting suspected foodborne/waterborne illnesses.