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Salmonellosis and the food chain in Khon Kaen, northeastern Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15906654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Non-typhoidal salmonellosis is a major cause of food-borne illness in Thailand. Specific serotyping of Salmonellae, linked with certain foods, can be used to identify outbreaks, transmission, and for surveillance. We aimed to identify the chain of non-typhoidal Salmonella transmission from food to humans in five slums, two open markets, four supermarkets and an abattoir in the municipality of Khon Kaen. During three months representing the cool-dry, hot-dry, and rainy seasons of 2002, culture samples were collected from water, food, pork, and chicken. Stool cultures of food venders, and others in the same area, were performed. Serological typing was done by the WHO National Salmonella and Shigella Center in Thailand. Of the food, drinking water, and stool samples from food handlers and healthy persons, 18, 7, 11, and 5%, respectively, were positive for Salmonella. Nearly all (96-98%) of the fresh pork and chicken, both from the open markets and supermarkets, were positive for Salmonella. The major Salmonella serovars were S. Anatum, S. Rissen, S. Virchow, S. Enteritidis and S. Panama, similar throughout the food chain and to the other reports that year. To reduce the incidence of human salmonellosis, several preventative measures must be taken where animals are produced, slaughtered and processed, and at home and in eateries. Vulnerable groups, such as infants, the elderly and the immuno-compromised, should be made aware of their increased susceptibility to food-borne disease.
Authors:
Kriangsak Vaeteewootacharn; Sumitr Sutra; Supaporn Vaeteewootacharn; Decha Sithigon; Orawan Jamjane; Chariya Chomvarin; Chariya Hahnvajanawong; Noi Thongskulpanich; Kesorn Thaewnon-giew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-23     Completed Date:  2005-08-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Offices of Diseases Prevention and Control 6, Khon Kaen, Thailand. kriangsak_v@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Disease Susceptibility
Female
Food Chain*
Food Microbiology*
Humans
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged
Salmonella / isolation & purification*
Salmonella Infections / epidemiology*,  etiology
Thailand / epidemiology

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