Salmonellosis is a very common infection of the gastrointestinal tract caused by a bacterium called Salmonella. People infected with Salmonella develop gastroenteritis. The great majority of cases (>90%) will have diarrhoea; a majority will also have headache, fever and tummy cramps. Bloody diarrhoea is also not uncommon. Symptoms usually develop within 6‐72 hours following infection (generally 12‐36 hours). The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. 

 Salmonella 2020

Salmonellosis in Ireland, 2020

219 The number of salmonella notifications in 2020
4.4 The national notification rate per 100,000 population in 2020

Last updated: 15 July 2022