|Farm animal contact as risk factor for transmission of bovine-associated Salmonella subtypes.|
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|Salmonellosis is usually associated with foodborne transmission. To identify risk from animal contact, we compared animal exposures of case-patients infected with bovine-associated Salmonella subtypes with those of control-patients infected with non-bovine-associated subtypes. We used data collected in New York and Washington, USA, from March 1, 2008, through March 1, 2010. Contact with farm animals during the 5 days before illness onset was significantly associated with being a case-patient (odds ratio 3.2, p = 0.0008), after consumption of undercooked ground beef and unpasteurized milk were controlled for. Contact with cattle specifically was also significantly associated with being a case-patient (odds ratio 7.4, p = 0.0002), after food exposures were controlled for. More cases of bovine-associated salmonellosis in humans might result from direct contact with cattle, as opposed to ingestion of foods of bovine origin, than previously recognized. Efforts to control salmonellosis should include a focus on transmission routes other than foodborne.|
|Kevin J Cummings; Lorin D Warnick; Margaret A Davis; Kaye Eckmann; Yrjö T Gröhn; Karin Hoelzer; Kathryn MacDonald; Timothy P Root; Julie D Siler; Suzanne M McGuire; Martin Wiedmann; Emily M Wright; Shelley M Zansky; Thomas E Besser|
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|Type: Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't|
|Title: Emerging infectious diseases Volume: 18 ISSN: 1080-6059 ISO Abbreviation: Emerging Infect. Dis. Publication Date: 2012 Dec|
|Created Date: 2012-11-22 Completed Date: 2013-04-26 Revised Date: 2013-07-11|
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|Nlm Unique ID: 9508155 Medline TA: Emerg Infect Dis Country: United States|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 1929-36 Citation Subset: IM|
|Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4458, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org|
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Meat / microbiology
Milk / microbiology
New York / epidemiology
Salmonella / classification, isolation & purification*
Salmonella Infections / epidemiology, transmission*
Washington / epidemiology
|N01-AI-30054/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; N01-AI-30055/AI/NIAID NIH HHS|
Journal ID (nlm-ta): Emerg Infect Dis
Journal ID (iso-abbrev): Emerging Infect. Dis
Journal ID (publisher-id): EID
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Print publication date: Month: 12 Year: 2012
Volume: 18 Issue: 12
First Page: 1929 Last Page: 1936
PubMed Id: 23171627
Publisher Id: 11-0831
|Farm Animal Contact as Risk Factor for Transmission of Bovine-associated Salmonella Subtypes Alternate Title:Farm Animal Contact and Salmonella Subtypes|
|Kevin J. Cummings|
|Lorin D. Warnick|
|Margaret A. Davis|
|Yrjö T. Gröhn|
|Timothy P. Root|
|Julie D. Siler|
|Suzanne M. McGuire|
|Emily M. Wright|
|Shelley M. Zansky|
|Thomas E. Besser|
|Author affiliations: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA (K.J. Cummings);
|Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (K.J. Cummings, L.D. Warnick, Y.T. Gröhn, K. Hoelzer, J.D. Siler, M. Wiedmann, E.M. Wright);
|Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA (M.A. Davis, T.E. Besser);
|Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Washington, USA (K. Eckmann, K. MacDonald);
|New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA (T.P. Root, S.M. McGuire, S.M. Zansky)
|Correspondence: Address for correspondence: Kevin J. Cummings, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, 4458 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4458, USA; email: email@example.com
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Disclosures: Kevin J. Cummings, DVM, PhD; Margaret A. Davis, DVM, MPH, PhD; M. Kaye Eckmann, BS; Yrjö T. Gröhn, DVM, PhD; Karin Hoelzer, PhD; Kathryn MacDonald, PhD, RN; Timothy P. Root; Julie D. Siler; Suzanne M. McGuire, RN, BSN, CCTC; Emily M. Wright, BS; Shelley M. Zansky, PhD; and Thomas E. Besser, DVM, PhD, DACVM, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Lorin D. Warnick, DVM, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for Pfizer Animal Health. Martin Wiedmann, DVM, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for Roka; owns stock, stock options, or bonds from Neogen, Sample6 Technologies.
Suggested citation for this article: Cummings KJ, Warnick LD, Davis MA, Eckmann K, Gröhn YT, Hoelzer K, et al. Farm animal contact as risk factor for transmission of bovine-associated Salmonella subtypes. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2012 Dec [date cited]. http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1812.110831
Keywords: Keywords: Salmonella, salmonellosis, subtypes, infectious disease transmission, risk factors, case-control study, public health, bacteria, farm animal contact, cattle, bovine.
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