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A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul in Australia associated with cantaloupe consumption

Munnoch, Sally; Ward, KA; Sheridan, Sarah; Fitzsimmons, Gerard; Shadbolt, Craig T; Piispanen, J P; Wang, Q; Ward, T J; Worgan, Tory; Oxenford, C; Musto, Jennie; McAnulty , Jeremy.M; Durrheim, David N


A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella enterica serovar Saintpaul infection occurred in Australia during October 2006. A case-control study conducted in three affected jurisdictions, New South Wales, Victoria and Australian Capital Territory, included 36 cases with the outbreak-specific strain of S. Saintpaul identified by multiple locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) in a faecal specimen and 106 controls. Consumption of cantaloupe (rockmelon) was strongly associated with illness...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268808000861


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