All About Salmonella With Dr Ian Plumb
Because of the recent outbreak, you may have seen a rise in cases of salmonella infection. Over the past month, we have premiered a series of podcasts to help you care for your patients presenting with salmonella infection. Here are parts 1 through 5.
In part 1 of this 5-part series, Dr Ian Plumb, from the CDC, talks about the presenting symptoms of typhoidal and non-typhoidal salmonella infection, the incubation period for each, and comorbid infections associated with salmonella.
In part 2 of this 5-part series, Dr Ian Plumb, from the CDC, discusses the gold standard of diagnostic testing for salmonella, how to differentiate between typhoidal and non-typhoidal salmonella infection, and the best way to culture patients presenting with diarrheal illness.
In part 3 of this 5-part series, Dr Ian Plumb, from the CDC, explains when to give an antibiotic to patients with salmonella infection, which antibiotics to prescribe at what time, and how antibiotic therapy fits into the overall treatment plan.
In part 4 of this 5-part series, Dr Ian Plumb, from the CDC, talks about the importance of follow-up in the overall treatment plan for patients with salmonella infection, the talking points to consider when managing patients with salmonella infection, and the role of linking to the public health response.
In part 5 of this 5-part series, Dr Ian Plumb, from the CDC, discusses how we can close the knowledge gaps on salmonella infection to reduce the global burden of cases of and deaths related to salmonella infection.
Ian Plumb, MBBS, MSc, is a Medical Epidemiologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information about salmonella, visit the CDC's website here.