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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;19(8):1239-44. doi: 10.3201/eid1908.121511.

Outbreak-associated Salmonella enterica serotypes and food Commodities, United States, 1998-2008.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. brjackson1@cdc.gov

Abstract

Salmonella enterica infections are transmitted not only by animal-derived foods but also by vegetables, fruits, and other plant products. To clarify links between Salmonella serotypes and specific foods, we examined the diversity and predominance of food commodities implicated in outbreaks of salmonellosis during 1998-2008. More than 80% of outbreaks caused by serotypes Enteritidis, Heidelberg, and Hadar were attributed to eggs or poultry, whereas >50% of outbreaks caused by serotypes Javiana, Litchfield, Mbandaka, Muenchen, Poona, and Senftenberg were attributed to plant commodities. Serotypes Typhimurium and Newport were associated with a wide variety of food commodities. Knowledge about these associations can help guide outbreak investigations and control measures.

KEYWORDS:

Salmonella enterica; United States; bacteria; enteric infections; food commodities; foodborne diseases; outbreaks; serotypes

PMID:
23876503
PMCID:
PMC3739514
DOI:
10.3201/eid1908.121511
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