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Is salmonella contagious?

Page last updated 07 July 2020

Yes, salmonella is contagious. People who are infected are usually contagious for several days to several weeks. There are some people who may continue to shed the bacteria for more than one year.

Sources & Citations

4. Victoria State Government. Salmonellosis. Available at: (accessed 17 June 2020).

MAT-AU-2000142 - Date of preparation June 2020