Human Salmonella isolates, 2021 No.04, April

Thursday 29th July 2021


Human Salmonella isolates, 2021 No.04, April

The number of isolates (n=79) confirmed this month showed an increase in comparison to the number of isolates confirmed in April 2020 (n=26 low due to COVID-19 level 4 restrictions https://surv.esr.cri.nz/enteric_reference/human_salmonella.php?we_objectID=5138 ). Salmonella Typhimurium ST19 (34.6% in April 2020 vs 31.6% in April 2021) was the most common type confirmed this month. Uncommon serotype confirmed this month was Salmonella Mana (5 human cases since it was first confirmed in New Zealand in 1996).

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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