Nationwide pseudo-outbreak of Salmonella enterica ssp. diarizonae, France

Authors


Corresponding author:J. M. Thiolet, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Département des Maladies Infectieuses, 12 rue du Val d’Osne, 94415 Saint-Maurice Cédex, France
E-mail: jm.thiolet@invs.sante.fr

Abstract

Clin Microbiol Infect 2011; 17: 915–918

Abstract

To investigate an increased incidence of human cultures growing Salmonella enterica ssp. diarizonae serotype 61:k:1,5,7 in France in 2008, we reviewed medical records of case patients and identified the material used during invasive procedures and for bacterial culture. Trace-back investigations incriminated culture media containing contaminated sheep blood agar.

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