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An outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen after consuming sea turtle, Northern Territory, Australia, 2017

Draper, Anthony; James, Christian L; Pascall, Joy E; Shield, Kathryn J; Langrell, Jennifer; Hogg, Adrian


An outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen gastroenteritis occurred in a remote coastal Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. There were 22 people sick (attack rate 55%); 7 had laboratory confirmed S. Muenchen infection; 2 required medical evacuation and admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). We conducted a descriptive case series to investigate the outbreak. All cases ate meat from a single green turtle (Chelonia mydas). The animal's pre-death stress, improper...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Access Rights: Open Access


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