• Salmonellosis is a notifiable disease both in the ACT and nationally.
  • In the ACT, it is a requirement for certain groups of people to notify Salmonellosis diagnoses to the Chief Health Officer under the Public Health Act 1997. Notification data on each Salmonellosis case are collected on behalf of the Chief Health Officer by the Disease Surveillance Unit of the Health Protection Service, ACT Health.
  • The Disease Surveillance Unit is responsible for the coordination of the ACT Communicable Diseases Surveillance Program, which includes collecting and analysing data, and implementing disease control measures for more than 60 notifiable conditions. 
  • Salmonella Typhimurium was the most common single causative agent in foodborne outbreaks, and caused the largest outbreak of Salmonellosis ever reported in the ACT. The outbreak involved
    161 people who ate potato salad containing raw egg mayonnaise from the same restaurant in May 2013.

For more detailed information about notifiable conditions in the ACT, please refer to the 'report on notifiable conditions' section in the ACT Population Health Bulletin.

To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download.

For a list of all notifiable conditions in the ACT and more information about disease notification requirements, please see the Reporting of Notifiable Conditions Code of Practice 2006.