Navigation Links
Scientists Warn of New Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella
Date:8/3/2011

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- The identification of a new multidrug-resistant strain of salmonella shows the importance of public health surveillance in a global food system, French scientists say.

Their analysis of national surveillance systems in the United States, Denmark, France, England and Wales revealed the emergence of the S. Kentucky strain of salmonella, which has a high level of resistance to ciprofloxacin, a common treatment for severe salmonella infections.

This strain infected 489 patients in France, England and Wales, and Denmark between 2000 and 2008. The first infections were acquired mainly in Egypt between 2002 and 2005. Since 2006, infections have also been acquired in various parts of Africa and the Middle East.

About 10 percent of the European patients said they hadn't traveled to any of these areas, which suggests that their infections may have resulted from eating contaminated imported foods or through contact with infected people, said the Pasteur Institute researchers.

The investigators found that chickens and turkeys from Ethiopia, Morocco and Nigeria carried the S. Kentucky strain, an indication that poultry may be an important source of infection.

The study is published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

"We hope that this publication might stir awareness among national and international health, food and agricultural authorities so that they take the necessary measures to control and stop the dissemination of this strain before it spreads globally, as did another multidrug-resistant strain of salmonella, Typhimurium DT104, starting in the 1990s," study co-leader Simon Le Hello said in a journal news release.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers salmonella food safety tips.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, news release, Aug. 3, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Johns Hopkins scientists begin first-of-its-kind research to create blood platelets from stem cells
2. Scientists show swamp gas protects blood vessels from complications of diabetes
3. Scientists receive funding boost to further research into disease mechanisms of Alzheimer’s
4. Scientists ID Gene Linked to Syndrome Behind Elephant Man Disease
5. Scientists developing new therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer
6. UT Southwestern scientists discover new pathway to potential therapies for advanced prostate cancer
7. Scientists Close in on Origins of Psoriasis, Eczema
8. Hebrew U. scientists identify molecular basis for DNA breakage
9. Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer
10. 7 in 1 blow: Scientists discover DNA regions influencing prostate cancer risk
11. Gold nanoparticles bring scientists closer to a treatment for cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scientists Warn of New Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda ... orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including ... accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB ... Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards ... in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce ... experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... NAMUR , Belgium , ...  (NYSE MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of ... Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective ... the Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance ... Board, Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Any dentist who has made an implant ... process. Many of them do not even offer this as ... high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to ... a high cost that the majority of today,s patients would ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Global MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to ... The report contains up to date financial ... reliable analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on ... dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: