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Seven Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreaks in Australia Linked by Trace-Back and Whole Genome Sequencing

Ford, Laura; Wang, Qinning; Stafford, R; Ressler, Kelly-Anne; Norton, Sophie; Shadbolt, Craig T; Hope, Kirsty; Franklin, N; Krsteski, Radomir; Carswell, Adrienne; Carter, Glen P; Seemann, Torsten; Howard, Peter; Valcanis, Mary; Sotomayor Castillo, Cristina Fabiola; Bates, John; Glass, Kathryn; Williamson, Deborah; Sintchenko, Vitali; Howden, Benjamin; Kirk, Martyn


Salmonella Typhimurium is a common cause of foodborne illness in Australia. We report on seven outbreaks of Salmonella Typhimurium multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) 03-26-13-08-523 (European convention 2-24-12-7-0212) in three Australian states and territories investigated between November 2015 and March 2016. We identified a common egg grading facility in five of the outbreaks. While no Salmonella Typhimurium was detected at the grading facility and eggs could not be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2017.2353


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