Viruses incl Norovirus
E.Coli 0157 - Refer to Public Health Management of Infection with Verotoxigenic E.coli. (VTEC)
Salmonella spp. (not S.typhi or S.paratyphi)
Usually no antibiotic treatment is required
Send faecal samples and blood culture if pyrexial
Contact microbiology or paediatric ID for advice if severe illness. Severity markers include: presence of blood/mucous in stool, abdominal pain, tenesmus or risk factors for hypochlorhydria
Metronidazole PO for 7 days
Send faecal samples for culture and microscopy for ova, cysts and parasites. Risk of recurrence high therefore follow-up stool sample advised.