Salmonella virchow PT 26 infection in England and Wales: a case control study investigating an increase in cases during 1994.

An increase in the number of human isolates of Salmonella virchow phage type (PT) 26 in England and Wales during 1994 was investigated. A national case control study was conducted which included 88 cases and 182 controls. The cases were mostly young adults (median age 26) and 13 (15%) were admitted to hospital. Acquisition of S. virchow PT 26 was associated… CONTINUE READING