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Reportable by Providers and laboratories

Infectious agent:  Non-Typhi serotypes of Salmonella enterica bacteria, most commonly Enteritidis, Typhimurium, Newport and Javiana

Description of illness: Symptoms typically include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps and fever.  Nausea, vomiting and headache sometimes occur.  Infected persons excrete Salmonella bacteria in their stool throughout the course of illness, usually several days to several weeks.