Salmonella Enterica

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Novel Salmonella strain sickens 40 in four countries

By Joseph James Whitworth

A new Salmonella serotype that first caused illness in Greece has spread to three other countries, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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FSA: Lab reports of Campylobacter have declined

By Joseph James Whitworth

There has been a 17% decline in laboratory reports of Campylobacter cases compared to the baseline figure, according to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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Comparable MLVA results achieved between labs

By Joseph James Whitworth

Internationally comparable Salmonella Enteritidis MLVA results could be seen between labs often using different equipment, according to a validation study.

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Analysis of outbreak linked to French food bank

By Joseph James Whitworth

An outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis in France linked to beefburgers imported from Poland is one of the first to involve food banks, according to researchers.

One of the products recalled

Aspen Foods U-turns on chicken recall

By Joseph James Whitworth

Aspen Foods has recalled more chicken after initially refusing to do so as products have been linked to Salmonella illnesses.

One product recalled by Barber Foods

Seven Salmonella illnesses linked to chicken

By Joseph James Whitworth

Two outbreaks of Salmonella linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken entrees have sickened seven people, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Wadsworth Center Laboratories real-time using DNA sequencing

DNA sequencing trialled at US public health lab

By Joseph James Whitworth

Following outbreaks in real-time using DNA sequencing techniques is being tested at the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center Laboratories.

Salmonella in eggs is a problem that has been successfully tackled

Progress on Salmonella reduction in ongoing battle

By Joseph James Whitworth

Action to tackle Salmonella from primary production to consumption has made important progress in the last decade but challenges remain, according to an editorial in Eurosurveillance.

ECDC pathogen typing techniques report

PFGE ‘gold standard’ for Salmonella typing

By Joseph James Whitworth

Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) is the gold standard for high discriminatory typing of Salmonella and the only generic method for typing all serovars, according to an EU report.

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Mung bean sprouts illness source revealed

By Joseph James Whitworth

An outbreak that sickened 126 people in Germany and the Netherlands traced to mung bean sprouts was caused by a single strain of Salmonella Newport.

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Salmonella typing results ‘encouraging’ says ECDC

By Joseph James Whitworth

Salmonella typing results from public health national reference laboratories in the EU are ‘encouraging’, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Salmonella species' resistance to ciprofloxacin is a 'growing concern', say the researchers

Concerns raised by salmonella enterica antibiotic resistance

By Rod Addy

Foodborne sickness salmonella enterica’s growing resistance to drug treatment has been highlighted in a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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