Timeline for reporting cases of Salmonella infection
Published Date:November 5, 2013
Corporate Authors:National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases.
Description:The time from when a person is exposed to Salmonella from contaminated food, water, or an infected animal or person to the confirmation that he or she is part of an outbreak is typically about 2–4 weeks.
Person is exposed to Salmonella. Time to illness: 1-3 days.
Person becomes ill. Time to health care: 1-5 days.
Stool sample requested. Time to diagnosis: 1-3 days.
Salmonella identified. Shipping time: 0-7 days.
Public health lab receives Salmonella strain. Serotyping and “DNA fingerprinting” time: 2-10 das.
Case reported as part of outbreak.
Total time: 2-4 weeks.
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