Non-Human Salmonella Isolates, 2014 No. 8, August

Wednesday 24th July 2019


Summary

The Enteric Reference Laboratory confirmed 117 non-human Salmonella isolates in August 2014 compared with 181 August 2013.
There was a decrease in the number of:

  • S. Brandenburg isolates (55 in 2013 versus 45 in 2013)
  • S. Montevideo isolates (9 in June 2013 versus 1 in June 2014).
  • S. Typhimurium phage type 56 variant isolates (22 in 2013 versus 6 in 2014).
  • Bovine isolates (72 in 2013 versus 52 in 2013)

Occurrence of Salmonella Brandenburg infection in humans is a seasonal phenomenon in the southern half of the South Island (Baker et al. 2007 in Epidemiol. Infect. 135(1):76–83) and is often linked with occurrence of the serotype in livestock.
Salmonella Brandenburg has caused periodic epidemics of disease in sheep flocks in Otago and Southland since 1997 see: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/sheep/9090477/Bacterial-outbreak-killing-South-Island-sheep

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