Fish Salmonella Fact Sheet

Facilities Operations and Development
Environmental Health and Safety
Fish Salmonella
1314 Kinnear Road #106
Columbus, OH 43212-1168
614-292-1284 Phone
614-292-6404 Fax
Causative Agent: Salmonella spp.
Mode of Transmission:
Mainly transmitted by fecal oral route. The
bacteria are carried asymptomatically in
intestines or gall bladder of animal. Eating or
drinking contaminated food or water, or by
contact with infected.
Incubation Period: Human: 6 to 72 hours
Animal: Highly variable. Infections only become
symptomatic when the animal is
Clinical Signs Human: Affects the intestines. Mild to severe diarrhea,
abdominal cramps, fever and vomiting.
Bloodstream infections are possible.
Clinical Signs Animal:
Often carried asymptomatically. Some animals
may develop granulomatous lesions cutaneously
or on internal organs.
Control and Prevention: Wash hands after touching feces of animals. Wear
sturdy, waterproof gloves
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Not commonly found in fish.
June 9, 2014
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