Investigation and management of an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 associated with duck eggs, Ireland 2009 to 2011.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302490
Title:
Investigation and management of an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 associated with duck eggs, Ireland 2009 to 2011.
Authors:
Garvey, P; McKeown, P; Kelly, P; Cormican, M; Anderson, W; Flack, A; Barron, S; De Lappe, N; Buckley, J; Cosgrove, C; Molloy, D; O' Connor, J; O' Sullivan, P; Matthews, J; Ward, M; Breslin, A; O' Sullivan, M B; Kelleher, K; McNamara, A; Foley-Nolan, C; Pelly, H; Cloak, F
Affiliation:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland. patricia.garvey@hse.ie
Citation:
Investigation and management of an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 associated with duck eggs, Ireland 2009 to 2011. 2013, 18 (16):20454 Euro Surveill.
Journal:
Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302490
PubMed ID:
23611032
Abstract:
Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 was a very rare cause of human illness in Ireland between 2000 and 2008, with only four human isolates from three patients being identified. Over a 19-month period between August 2009 and February 2011, 34 confirmed cases and one probable case of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 were detected, all of which had an MLVA pattern 2-10-NA-12-212 or a closely related pattern. The epidemiological investigations strongly supported a linkbetween illness and exposure to duck eggs. Moreover, S. Typhimurium with an MLVA pattern indistinguishable (or closely related) to the isolates from human cases, was identified in 22 commercial and backyard duck flocks, twelve of which were linked with known human cases. A range of control measures were taken at farm level, and advice was provided to consumers on the hygienic handling and cooking of duck eggs. Although no definitive link was established with a concurrent duck egg-related outbreak of S. Typhimurium DT8 in the United Kingdom, it seems likely that the two events were related. It may be appropriate for other countries with a tradition of consuming duck eggs to consider the need for measures to reduce the risk of similar outbreaks.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Animals; Disease Outbreaks; Ducks; Eggs; Food Microbiology; Humans; Ireland; Poultry Diseases; Salmonella Food Poisoning; Salmonella Infections, Animal; Salmonella typhimurium
ISSN:
1560-7917

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dc.contributor.authorGarvey, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCormican, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFlack, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarron, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDe Lappe, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCosgrove, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMolloy, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorO' Connor, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO' Sullivan, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWard, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorBreslin, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO' Sullivan, M Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcNamara, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFoley-Nolan, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPelly, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCloak, Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T10:29:08Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-30T10:29:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationInvestigation and management of an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 associated with duck eggs, Ireland 2009 to 2011. 2013, 18 (16):20454 Euro Surveill.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1560-7917-
dc.identifier.pmid23611032-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302490-
dc.description.abstractSalmonella Typhimurium DT8 was a very rare cause of human illness in Ireland between 2000 and 2008, with only four human isolates from three patients being identified. Over a 19-month period between August 2009 and February 2011, 34 confirmed cases and one probable case of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 were detected, all of which had an MLVA pattern 2-10-NA-12-212 or a closely related pattern. The epidemiological investigations strongly supported a linkbetween illness and exposure to duck eggs. Moreover, S. Typhimurium with an MLVA pattern indistinguishable (or closely related) to the isolates from human cases, was identified in 22 commercial and backyard duck flocks, twelve of which were linked with known human cases. A range of control measures were taken at farm level, and advice was provided to consumers on the hygienic handling and cooking of duck eggs. Although no definitive link was established with a concurrent duck egg-related outbreak of S. Typhimurium DT8 in the United Kingdom, it seems likely that the two events were related. It may be appropriate for other countries with a tradition of consuming duck eggs to consider the need for measures to reduce the risk of similar outbreaks.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletinen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnimals-
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks-
dc.subject.meshDucks-
dc.subject.meshEggs-
dc.subject.meshFood Microbiology-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPoultry Diseases-
dc.subject.meshSalmonella Food Poisoning-
dc.subject.meshSalmonella Infections, Animal-
dc.subject.meshSalmonella typhimurium-
dc.titleInvestigation and management of an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 associated with duck eggs, Ireland 2009 to 2011.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland. patricia.garvey@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletinen_GB

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