Salmonellosis is caused by infection with bacteria called Salmonella. In Australia, most Salmonella infections occur after eating contaminated food or sometimes after contact with another person with the infection. 

Safe food handling including thorough cooking of meat, poultry and eggs and good hand hygiene can prevent infection.

Further information

For further information please see the fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Additional resources

Page Updated: Wednesday 15 March 2017