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Non-human salmonella isolates 2005

30 December 2005

Consumer safety
Animal testing
Food environmental testing

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Annual summary 2005

The Enteric Reference Laboratory confirmed 1,520 non human isolates in 2005 compared with 1,152 in 2004.

Isolates of S. Brandenburg in sheep have increased from 13% in 2004 to 14% in 2005, conversely S. Hindmarsh isolates have fallen from 9% in 2004 to 7% in 2005.

Of note is the increase in isolations of S. Typhimurium phage type 101, this is particularly apparent in the poultry industry representing 39% of total poultry isolates in 2005 compared with 13% in 2004.

Two serotypes were isolated for the first time in New Zealand, S. Bijlmer from blue tongued lizards and S. Mountpleasant from and iguana.