Thank you so much for your response Jodi. I should have been more specific...I see a code A02.29 for Salmonella w/Other Localized Infection and am also aware of using the UTI code N39.0 w/an additional code to identify the bacteria. I am not sure which one to use here, or if both should be used. And if both are used which should be sequenced first-A02.29 or N39.0? What do you all think?
Fact sheetReviewed September 2017
The burden of foodborne diseases is substantial: every year almost 1 in 10 people fall ill and 33 million of healthy life years are lost. Foodborne diseases can be severe, especially for young children. Diarrhoeal diseases are the most common illnesses resulting from unsafe food, 550 million people falling ill each year, including 220 million children under the age of 5 years. Salmonella is 1 of the 4 key global causes of diarrhoeal diseases.
Salmonella is a gram negative rods genus belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family. Within 2 species, Salmonella bongori and Samonella enterica, over 2500 different serotypes or serovars have been identified to date. Salmonella is a ubiquitous and hardy bacteria that can survive several weeks in a dry environment and several months in water.