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First identification of Salmonella Urbana and Salmonella Ouakam in humans in Africa

Investigation article published in Journal of Infection in Developing Countries

October 1st, 2013

INTRODUCTION: Salmonella infections are increasing worldwide, but there are few reports on Salmonella surveillance in African countries and other developing countries. This has made it difficult to estimate the actual burden of salmonellosis, especially in Africa. This study was conducted in a neglected Northern Region of Ghana where there are no previous data on Salmonella serotypes. METHODOLOGY: Standard microbiological tests were used for isolation, identification, and serotyping. Micro-dilution was used for the antimicrobial susceptibility tests. RESULTS: Four serotypes of Salmonella were identified: S. Urbana, S. Ouakam, S. Senftenberg, and S. Stanleyville. All the serotypes were susceptible to the 20 antibiotics used in the susceptibility test. S. Urbana and S. Ouakam were identified in humans for the first time in Africa. CONCLUSION: This study may serve as a baseline study for future investigations on Salmonella in the region and may assist public health officials to take the appropriate measures in case of a disease outbreak caused by Salmonella in the area. The article may also give health officials a fair idea of the resistance level of these serotypes in the region




Saba C., Escudero JA., Herrera-Leon S., Porrero MC., Suarez M., Dominguez L., Demuyakor B. and Gonzalez-Zorn B..




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Zoonosis de Transmisión Alimentaria y Resistencia a Antimicrobianos (ZTA). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

University for Development Studies.

Instituto de Salud Carlos IIICentro Nacional de Microbiología (CNM). Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII).







Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
FACTOR YEAR Q
1.267 2013

NLMID: 101305410

PMID: 24129620

ISSN: 1972-2680



TITLE: First identification of Salmonella Urbana and Salmonella Ouakam in humans in Africa


JOURNAL: J Infect Dev Ctries


NUMERACIÓN: 7(10):691-695


AÑO: 2013


PUBLISHER: Open Learning on Enteric Pathogens


AUTHORS: Saba C., Escudero JA., Herrera-Leon S., Porrero MC., Suarez M., Dominguez L., Demuyakor B. and Gonzalez-Zorn B..


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


2nd
José Antonio Escudero García-Calderón
6th
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez
Last
Bruno González Zorn

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.3855/jidc.3548


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Saba C., Escudero JA., Herrera-Leon S., Porrero MC., Suarez M., Dominguez L., Demuyakor B. and Gonzalez-Zorn B. First identification of Salmonella Urbana and Salmonella Ouakam in humans in Africa. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries . 7(10):691-695. 2013. (A). ISSN: 1972-2680. DOI: 10.3855/jidc.3548


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