An outbreak of salmonellosis linked to a marine turtle

O'Grady, Kerry-Ann & Krause, Vicki (1998) An outbreak of salmonellosis linked to a marine turtle. The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin, 4(1), pp. 1-4.

View at publisher (open access)

Abstract

On 18 September 1998 the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Darwin was notified of an outbreak of gastroenteritis predominantly affecting adults in a Top End coastal community. There had been no previous presentations to the community clinic in the month of September with vomiting or diarrhoea. On 14 September, a green turtle (Chledonia mydas) was cooked and distributed throughout the community. Water collected from a water hole near the community (known as the aerator) was used as drinking water at the cook site and to cook the meat. In addition, there were reports that kava, a plant derived tranquilliser,1 had been consumed the night before using water from the same source. An investigation was conducted to determine the aetiology and source and to instigate prevention and control measures.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 64737
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Indigenous, Outbreak, Salmonella, Turtle
ISSN: 1440-883X
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
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2013 00:31
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2013 00:31

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page