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dc.contributor.authorLynch, M
dc.contributor.authorDaly, M
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, B
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, F
dc.contributor.authorCryan, B
dc.contributor.authorFanning, S
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:13:30Z
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:13:30Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:13:30Z
dc.identifier.citationJ Infect. 1999 May;38(3):182-4.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0163-4453 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0163-4453 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid10424799en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209147
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: An outbreak of Salmonella tel-el-kebir occurring over a 6-month period is described in this report. This is the first outbreak of S. tel-el-kebir in the reported literature. METHODS: S. tel-el-kebir was isolated from human faecal samples using conventional laboratory methods. RESULTS: Eight patients had S. tel-el-kebir isolated from faeces. All patients were owners of, or in close contact with, pet terrapins. The terrapins were purchased in the same pet shop, where they were imported from America. The epidemiological link with these pets was confirmed, as S. tel-el-kebir was isolated from cloacal swabs from the terrapins, and from terrapin water. Molecular biology studies using DNA amplification fingerprinting (DAF) gave identical fingerprint patterns for all human and terrapin isolates. CONCLUSIONS: Salmonellosis associated with exotic pets is a re-emerging disease in the 1990s, and measures to reduce this are discussed.
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Disease Outbreaksen_GB
dc.subject.meshFeces/microbiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMicrobial Sensitivity Testsen_GB
dc.subject.meshMolecular Biologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPolymerase Chain Reactionen_GB
dc.subject.meshSalmonella/*classification/drug effects/isolation & purificationen_GB
dc.subject.meshSalmonella Infections/*epidemiology/microbiology/transmissionen_GB
dc.subject.meshSalmonella Infections, Animal/diagnosisen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Turtlesen_GB
dc.subject.meshZoonosesen_GB
dc.titleSalmonella tel-el-kebir and terrapins.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medical Microbiology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of infectionen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: An outbreak of Salmonella tel-el-kebir occurring over a 6-month period is described in this report. This is the first outbreak of S. tel-el-kebir in the reported literature. METHODS: S. tel-el-kebir was isolated from human faecal samples using conventional laboratory methods. RESULTS: Eight patients had S. tel-el-kebir isolated from faeces. All patients were owners of, or in close contact with, pet terrapins. The terrapins were purchased in the same pet shop, where they were imported from America. The epidemiological link with these pets was confirmed, as S. tel-el-kebir was isolated from cloacal swabs from the terrapins, and from terrapin water. Molecular biology studies using DNA amplification fingerprinting (DAF) gave identical fingerprint patterns for all human and terrapin isolates. CONCLUSIONS: Salmonellosis associated with exotic pets is a re-emerging disease in the 1990s, and measures to reduce this are discussed.


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