Lack of evidence of an association between the carriage of virulence plasmid and the bacteremia of Salmonella typhimurium in humans.

The involvement of the virulence plasmid (pSTV) of Salmonella typhimurium in human salmonellosis was examined. Most of the 224 clinical strains isolated from the blood (53) and nonblood samples (171) contained a 90 kb or larger plasmid, most of which were pSTV. The rates of pSTV carriage in the isolates showed no statistically significant difference between… CONTINUE READING