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Microbes Infect. 2001 Mar;3(3):237-47.

Non-typhoidal salmonellosis: emerging problems.

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National Reference Center for Salmonellae and other Enteric Pathogens, Robert Koch-Institut, Burgstr. 37, D-38855 Wernigerode, Germany.


Two major changes in the epidemiology of non-typhoidal salmonellosis have occurred during the second half of the 20th century. First, Salmonella typhimurium strains resistant to multiple antibiotics have emerged and spread within populations of food animals. Secondly, Salmonella enteritidis has emerged as a major egg-associated pathogen. This article reviews available data on the origins of the human epidemics.

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