Document Detail


First outbreak of food poisoning caused by Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Berta in Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22607387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Aims:  To provide an epidemiologic interpretation of a suspected outbreak of food poisoning caused by Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Berta strains isolated from humans and from the leftovers of the implicated foods (cream, dairy-based desserts and eggs). Methods and Results: We have correlated the similarity between the strains through genotyping with PFGE, studying antimicrobial sensitivity patterns and epidemiological investigation. The clonal origin of the outbreak was confirmed by all laboratory tests. PFGE analysis of the restriction profiles obtained with XbaI and SpeI revealed a certainly correlation from the strains isolated from the various sources, while the antimicrobial sensitivity pattern was the same in all cases, with all strains sensitive to all antibiotics tested. Conclusions:  Poor hygiene conditions in the facility concerned, lack of hygiene in food handling, high summer temperatures, and positive cultures from asymptomatic staff could all be implicated in the infection, with food being the means through which it spread. Significance and Impact of the Study:  This study describes the first outbreak of food poisoning caused by Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Berta (Salmonella Berta) reported in Italy. It confirms the importance of correlating epidemiological investigations with genotyping and phenotyping in order to understand the dynamics of infection. © 2012 The Authors Letters in Applied Microbiology © 2012 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
Authors:
Elisabetta Di Giannatale; Lorena Sacchini; Tiziana Persiani; Alessandra Alessiani; Francesca Marotta; Katiuscia Zilli
Related Documents :
18944877 - Phenology of didymella rabiei development on chickpea debris under field conditions in ...
9586197 - The effects of particle charge on the performance of a filtering facepiece.
12099457 - Estimates of the atmospheric deposition of sulfur and nitrogen species: clean air statu...
10468467 - Release of formaldehyde by 4 endodontic sealers.
24345027 - Challenges in sodium intake reduction and meal consumption patterns among participants ...
5411917 - Rats' preference for earned in comparison with free food.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Letters in applied microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1472-765X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510094     Medline TA:  Lett Appl Microbiol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors Letters in Applied Microbiology © 2012 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
Affiliation:
Istituto "G. Caporale" Teramo, Italy.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Mental health care for irregular migrants in Europe: barriers and how they are overcome.
Next Document:  Targeted delivery into motor nerve terminals of inhibitors for SNARE-cleaving proteases via liposome...