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Fact sheet - Health conditions directory.
Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a type of gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella bacteria. In Australia, most Salmonella infections occur after eating contaminated food but also sometimes after contact with another person with the infection. Over 2000 cases of Salmonella infection are reported in Queensland each year. There are about 2,500 different strains of Salmonella, many of which cause infection in both animals and humans. Two strains, Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi, cause typhoid and paratyphoid fever respectively (see separate typhoid and paratyphoid fever fact sheet).
Public health management guidelines
- Read Queensland Health guidelines for public health units
- Read Queensland Health Illness Outbreak Management Guidelines (PDF, 1MB)
Attending medical practitioners/medical superintendents (or delegates)
Institutions (residential care facilities, hospitals, child care centres)
- List of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Public Health Unit contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form for Queensland doctors/clinicians (PHA S70) or person in charge of a Hospital (PHA S71) (PDF, 77kB) - if faxing notification, follow up by phone.
Enhanced surveillance for public health units
Resources for health professionals
- Foodborne disease in Queensland - information about OzFoodNet and foodborne disease in Queensland for health professionals.