An outbreak of salmonellosis linked to a marine turtle
O'Grady, K.F. & Krause, V. (1999) An outbreak of salmonellosis linked to a marine turtle. South East Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine & Public Health, 30(2), pp. 324-327.
In September 1998, an outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred in a coastal Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory over a seven day period. An investigation was conducted by the Center for Disease Control, Territory Health Services. Thirty-six cases were detected and 17% (n=6) were hospitalized. Salmonella chester was isolated from eight of nine stool specimens. Sixty-two percent of cases interviewed (n=28) reported consumption of a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) within a median of 24 hours prior to onset of illness. Of the remainder, all but two were contacts of other cases. Salmonella chester was isolated from a section of partially cooked turtle meat. There are no previous published reports of salmonellosis associated with consumption of sea turtles despite them being a popular food source in coastal communities in the Pacific.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Salmonella, Outbreak, Turtle, Indigenous|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1999 Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization|
|Deposited On:||22 Nov 2013 02:56|
|Last Modified:||22 Nov 2013 04:35|
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