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Salmonella

​​Case Definition

Confirmed Case

Laboratory confirmation of infection with/without symptoms:
isolation of a Salmonella sp. from an appropriate clinical specimen

Probable Case

Clinical illness in a person who is epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case 

Definition of clinical illness

Clinical illness is characterized by diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and sometimes vomiting.  Asymptomatic infections may occur, and the organism may cause extra-intestinal infections.
Note: This may include Typhie and Paratyphi.  Typhoid and Paratyphoid fever have separate definitions as well. 

SOURCE: Salmonella ( )
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