Human Salmonella isolates, 2020 No.11, November

Wednesday 19th May 2021


Human Salmonella isolates, 2020 No.11, November

The number of isolates (n=52) confirmed this month showed a decrease in comparison to the number of isolates confirmed in November 2019 (n=69). Salmonella Typhimurium ST19 (42.3% in November 2020 vs. 17.4% in November 2019) was the most common serotype confirmed this month. Uncommon Salmonella serotype confirmed this month was S. Lansing (7 human isolates since it was first confirmed in New Zealand in 2001).

Due to COVID-19 effect on overseas travel and habits of the community post lockdown, there has been a downturn in the number of Salmonella samples.

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