Even though only a few cases of salmonellosis
were reported during this recent outbreak, many people are affected by this foodborne illness every year.
Although the primary source of salmonella infection in humans is contaminated food, it has been estimated that 3-5 per cent of all cases of salmonellosis
in humans are associated with exposure to exotic pets, including iguanas, turtles, sugar gliders and hedgehogs (Woodward, 1997).
According to the CDC, human non-foodborne salmonellosis
outbreaks have been associated with handling home-kept birds and reptiles (not handling their food), microbiological laboratories, and human contact with pet food.
Improper food storage conditions at the branch were found in breach of international norms provided a fertile environment for salmonellosis
bacteria to reproduce, causing the poisoning which broke out recently," the ministry said.
Various enteric diseases responsible for diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, weight loss and fever are amebiasis, giardiasis, rotavirus infection, salmonellosis
The incidence of human salmonellosis
has not declined over the past 15 years and is significantly higher than it was during 2006-2008 (2).
Low-Aw foods involved in outbreaks of salmonellosis
include almonds, coconut, chocolate and potato chips.
There have been a number of outbreaks of salmonellosis
associated with tomatoes.
ORAL PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION AGAINST EXPERIMENTAL SALMONELLOSIS
IN MICE USING CHICKEN EGG YOLK ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR SALMONELLA ENTERITIDIS AND S.
On top of that, in 2008, a year when we had 449 cases of salmonellosis
, 15 of these cases had recent contact with reptiles.
Once again, sprouts have been identified as the cause of an outbreak of salmonellosis
is particularly dangerous in older people.
Salmonella infection, known as salmonellosis
, causes diarrhea, fever, vomiting and abdominal cramps.
Patterns for salmonellosis
and campylobacteriosis were similar to overall enteric trends.
7 December 2009 - Beef Packers, Inc, of Fresno, California, is recalling approximately 22,723 pounds of ground beef products that may be linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis
, the US government said today.