Human Salmonella Isolates, 2009 No. 8, August

Thursday 19th September 2019


Summary

The number of isolates (n = 78) received this month showed a decrease in comparison to the numbers received in August 2008 (n = 88). Salmonella Typhimurium phage type 160 accounted for 10% of total serotypes in contrast to 17% in August 2008. Uncommon New Zealand serotypes identified this month included S. Papuana (5 human isolates since 2002) and S. Taksony (2 human isolates since 2002). Salmonella subspecies I 4,5,12:i:- and Salmonella subspecies I 4,12:i:- were isolated for the first time in New Zealand from people who had recent overseas travel history. These serotypes have shown a dramatic increase in Europe over the last two years.

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