Identification of a salmonellosis outbreak by means of molecular sequencing.

  title={Identification of a salmonellosis outbreak by means of molecular sequencing.},
  author={E. Kurt Lienau and Errol Strain and Charles C. Y. Wang and Jie Zheng and Andrea R Ottesen and Christine E. Keys and Thomas Seyliard Hammack and Steven M. Musser and Eric W. Brown and Marc William Allard and Guojie Cao and Jianghong Meng and Robert William Stones},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={364 10},
To the Editor: We used next­generation sequenc­ ing (NGS) of microbiologic isolates in the molec­ ular tracking of an outbreak source. Our investi­ gation focused on isolates of Salmonella enterica serotype Montevideo that were associated with red and black pepper used in the production of Italian­style spiced meats in a New England pro­ cessing facility. This manufacturer was implicat­ ed in a major salmonellosis outbreak that report­ edly affected nearly 300 people in 44 states and the… CONTINUE READING
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