Human Salmonella isolates, 2021 No.05, May

Wednesday 29th September 2021


Human Salmonella isolates, 2021 No.05, May

The number of isolates (n=50) confirmed this month showed an increase in comparison to the number of isolates confirmed in May 2020 (n=40). S. Typhimurium ST19 (27.5% in May 2020 vs. 26% in May 2021) was the most common serotype confirmed this month. Uncommon serotype confirmed this month was Salmonella Waycross (13 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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