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Non-human salmonella isolates 2010

29 December 2010

Food environmental testing
Animal testing
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Annual summary 2010

The Enteric Reference Laboratory confirmed 1220 non-human Salmonella isolates in 2010 compared with 888 in 2009.

Animal isolates increased from 577 in 2009 to 923 in 2010, more specifically bovine isolates which increased from 319 in 2009 to 557 in 2010.

There was an increase in S. Brandenburg from 137 in 2009 to 238 in 2010, the majority of which were from avian origin due to a surveillance program on kiwi birds.

The two S. Paratyphi B var. Java were isolated from an aquarium and were linked to a human case in the Wellington region.

S. Derby was isolated from uncooked fermented meat (salami) resulting in a product recall. The uncooked fermented meat was part of a NZFSA survey.

S. Typhimurium phage type 2 was first identified this year in bovine.

S. Ruiru increased from 3 in 2009 to 22 in 2010, 21 of which were from bovine origin.

S. Mana was first isolated from a Takahe on Mana Island in 1998. It has since been isolated from skink and gecko on Mana Island (2006) and from skinks on Somes Island (2008). This year isolate was from a Takahe on Mana Island.