Human Salmonella infections linked to contaminated dry dog and cat food, 2006-2008.

@article{Behravesh2010HumanSI,
  title={Human Salmonella infections linked to contaminated dry dog and cat food, 2006-2008.},
  author={Casey Barton Behravesh and Aimee Ferraro and Marshall Deasy and Virginia Actis Dato and M{\`a}ria Moll and Carol Sandt and Nancy K Rea and Regan Rickert and Chandra Marriott and Kimberly R. Warren and Ver{\'o}nica Urdaneta and Ellen Salehi and Elizabeth Villamil and Tracy L Ayers and Robert Hoekstra and Jana L Austin and Stephen M. Ostroff and Ian T. Williams},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={
          477-83
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Human Salmonella infections associated with dry pet food have not been previously reported. We investigated such an outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund and primarily affecting young children. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two multistate case-control studies were conducted to determine the source and mode of infections among case-patients with the outbreak strain. Study 1 evaluated household exposures to animals and pet foods, and study 2 examined risk factors for transmission among infant… CONTINUE READING

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