Salmonella paratyphi B and Salmonella litchfield outbreaks associated with pet turtle exposure in Spain.

@article{Lafuente2013SalmonellaPB,
  title={Salmonella paratyphi B and Salmonella litchfield outbreaks associated with pet turtle exposure in Spain.},
  author={Sarah Lafuente and Juan B Bellido and Fernando A. Moraga and Silvia Herrera and Alberto Yag{\"u}e and Tom{\'a}s Montalvo and Merc{\'e} De Sim{\'o} and Pere Sim{\'o}n and Juan A Cayl{\`a}},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          32-5
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Salmonellosis is an important public health problem. Turtles are increasingly involved in the role of transmitters of this infection to humans. METHODS Salmonella cases are reported to the local Surveillance Agency where interviews are carried out to address possible exposures. Molecular epidemiology techniques were used to identify species. RESULTS In this article we report two examples of this type of infection in two places, 300 km apart in Spain. In Barcelona a turtle… CONTINUE READING

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