Epidemiologic typing of Salmonella enterica serotype enteritidis in a Canada-wide outbreak of gastroenteritis due to contaminated cheese

Citation
R. Ahmed et al., Epidemiologic typing of Salmonella enterica serotype enteritidis in a Canada-wide outbreak of gastroenteritis due to contaminated cheese, J CLIN MICR, 38(6), 2000, pp. 2403-2406
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease",Microbiology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0095-1137 → ACNP
Volume
38
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
2403 - 2406
Database
ISI
SICI code
0095-1137(200006)38:6<2403:ETOSES>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
A major Canada-wide outbreak of gastroenteritis due to Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis phage type (PT) 8 occurred in 1998, and this was trace d to contaminated cheese in a commercial lunch pack product. Phage typing a nd pulsed-field gel electrophoresis linked the clinical and cheese isolates of serotype Enteritidis but failed to differentiate outbreak from nonoutbr eak PT 8 strains. Further differentiation was made by biotyping based on me libiose fermentation.