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BMC Res Notes. 2012 Oct 10;5:562. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-562.

Human infections due to Salmonella Blockley, a rare serotype in South Africa: a case report.

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Centre for Enteric Diseases (CED), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa. thandubuhleg@nicd.ac.za

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Infections due to nontyphoidal Salmonella have increased worldwide over the last couple of decades. Salmonella enterica serotype Blockley (Salmonella Blockley) infections is associated with chickens and is a rarely isolated serotype in human infections in most countries.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We report a case of human infections due to Salmonella Blockley in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 2011. Three African males (aged 4, 14 and 16) presented to a clinic with diarrhoea, stomach cramps and headache. They started experiencing signs of illness a day after they consumed a common meal, consisting of meat, rice and potatoes. Stool specimens from the patients cultured Salmonella Blockley. The strains showed an indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pattern.

CONCLUSION:

This is the first recorded case of human infections due to Salmonella Blockley in South Africa.

PMID:
23050633
PMCID:
PMC3502097
DOI:
10.1186/1756-0500-5-562
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