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Human salmonella isolates 2004

01 January 2004

Enteric reference testing

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Annual summary 2004

The Enteric Reference Laboratory confirmed 1,229 isolates in 2004 compared with 1,601 in 2003. Isolates of S.Typhimurium phage type 160 have decreased from 21% of total isolates in 2003 to 18% in 2004. Conversely isolates of S.Brandenburg from the endemic areas of the South Island have increased from 2% in 2003 to 6% in 2004 (a corresponding increase in isolates from sheep abortions is noted on the nonhuman tables). Overseas travel is indicated in 161 (13%) of the total isolates.