Find out how we define and monitor cases of salmonellosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.

About salmonellosis

Salmonellosis is a type of gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella bacteria. It is likely to make someone feel sick, possibly with fever, diarrhoea, and vomiting, and it usually lasts for 2 to 7 days.  

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Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

For information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's salmonella page

Surveillance and reporting

Salmonellosis is a nationally notifiable disease

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) and report data in our salmonella public dataset.

For more on salmonellosis in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.  

Related programs

OzFoodNet is a network of epidemiologists that monitors and responds to foodborne diseases in Australia, including salmonellosis. 

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