Salmonellosis Outbreak Traced to Playground Sand, Australia, 2007–2009
Published Date:Jul 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(7):1159-1162.
Play And Playthings
Salmonella Enterica Variant Paratyphi B
Salmonella Infections, Animal
Salmonella Paratyphi B
Description:A community outbreak of gastroenteritis in Australia during 2007-2009 was caused by ingestion of playground sand contaminated with Salmonella enterica Paratyphi B, variant Java. The bacterium was also isolated from local wildlife. Findings support consideration of nonfood sources during salmonellosis outbreak investigations and indicate transmission through the animal-human interface.
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