A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul in Australia associated with cantaloupe consumption

  title={A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul in Australia associated with cantaloupe consumption},
  author={Sally A. Munnoch and Kate A. Ward and Sheila Sheridan and Gerard J Fitzsimmons and Craig T. Shadbolt and John P Piispanen and Q. Wang and Tigi Ward and Tory Worgan and Christopher J. Oxenford and Jennie A Musto and Jeremy M. McAnulty and David N. Durrheim},
  journal={Epidemiology and Infection},
  pages={367 - 374}
SUMMARY A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella enterica serovar Saintpaul infection occurred in Australia during October 2006. A case-control study conducted in three affected jurisdictions, New South Wales, Victoria and Australian Capital Territory, included 36 cases with the outbreak-specific strain of S. Saintpaul identified by multiple locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) in a faecal specimen and 106 controls. Consumption of cantaloupe (rockmelon) was strongly associated with… 
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