Salmonella enterica isolated from pigeon (Columba livia) in Egypt.

  title={Salmonella enterica isolated from pigeon (Columba livia) in Egypt.},
  author={Kamelia M. Osman and MohamedW. Mehrez and Ahmed M. Erfan and Alatfeehy Nayerah},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  volume={10 5},
Understanding the association between human salmonellosis cases and animal sources is an important epidemiological factor needed to successfully control the spread of the infection within communities. To determine the extent to which pigeons might harbor this pathogen and pose a risk to the human population in Egypt, we screened pigeons in Cairo for the presence of Salmonella relevant to public health and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. The isolated serotypes recovered from pigeon fecal… CONTINUE READING