Human Salmonella Isolates, 2009 No. 1, January

Friday 20th September 2019


Summary

The number of isolates (n=173) showed a decrease in comparison with January 2008 (n = 226). The Salmonella Typhimurium phage type 42 outbreak investigation has been concluded, however public health units are continuing to follow-up. 25 S. Typhimurium phage type 1 were confirmed this month (11 in January 2008) and linked to an outbreak in the North Island. The number of S. Typhimurium phage type 160 (20 in 2009, 16 in 2008) remained the predominant serotype. Uncommon New Zealand serotypes identified this month included S. Albany (13 human isolates since 2002) and Livingston (8 human isolates since 2002). Salmonella Ajiobo was isolated from a human specimen for the first time in New Zealand.

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