HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

HUMANS MAY CONTRACT SALMONELLA FROM PET TREATS

Pet treats containing dried beef may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella enterica, and could infect humans say researchers from Canada and Nebraska. Their findings appear in the October 2003 issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

In the study, strains of S. enterica were collected from five Canadian patients suffering from salmonella infections and compared to a strain isolated from a commercial pet treat found on the property of one of the patients. The human and pet treat salmonella were found to be "highly related," suggesting that the patients may have contracted an infection when handing their pet a treat.

"This study is the first to implicate the transfer of multidrug-resistant Salmonella species through the handling of commercial pet treats containing animal products," say the researchers. "Therefore, the association between animals, humans, and the handling of pet treats containing animal products, which are available in pet shops and retail stores, could play a role in the increasing prevalence of AmpC-producing S. enterica stereotype Newport infections observed in the United States and Alberta."

(J.D.D. Pitout, M.D. Reisbig, M. Mulvey, L. Chui, M. Louie, L. Crowe, D.L. Church, S. Elsayed, D. Gregson, R. Ahmed, P. Tilley, N. Hanson. 2003. Association between handling of pet treats and infection with Salmonella enterica serotype newport expressing the AmpC B-Lactamase, CMY-2. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41. 10: 4578-4582.)


NEW METHOD OF TREATMENT MAY REDUCE CONTAMINATION OF RETAIL POULTRY

Viruses may be an effective strategy to reduce the number of chicken products contaminated with Campylobacter jejuni say researchers from the United Kingdom. Their findings appear in the October 2003 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Since the 1970's, campylobacters have been reco
'"/>

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology
15-Oct-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
2. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
3. Oxford Journals takes bold step towards free access to research
4. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
5. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
6. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
7. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
8. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
9. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
10. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
11. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/13/2019)... ... 2019 , ... MMJ International Holdings, the premier medical cannabis ... trials and research, announced that it is seeking fast track designation approval from ... the review and approval of drugs in development that treat serious or life ...
(Date:2/11/2019)... ... February 11, 2019 , ... ... services, announced a new forensic genealogy service offering to law enforcement investigators and ... testing and genealogy to develop ancestral relationships between samples and deliver leads to ...
(Date:2/6/2019)... ... February 05, 2019 , ... Amino Labs, ... partnered with MindFuel, a leading organization in educational science, technology, engineering and math ... Labs has pioneered a syn-bio starter kit for teachers – the Amino ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/14/2019)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... February 14, 2019 , ... ... provider of helium based leak testing systems for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food ... the company moving forward. Brian Mulhall has been named Chief Executive ...
(Date:2/6/2019)... ... February 05, 2019 , ... Firmex ... executive management team to acquire Firmex, one of the fastest-growing and most widely-used ... Montreal-based private equity firm. Debt financing was provided by the Bank of Montreal. ...
(Date:2/2/2019)... POMONA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... January 31, 2019 , ... ... in food sciences as it hosts the Nuriv 2019 Expo West Music and Tech ... With a mission to foster innovation in the natural foods, beverages, and dietary supplement ...
(Date:2/2/2019)... NANTES, France (PRWEB) , ... February 01, 2019 ... ... technologies, is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Julien Dert, ... has 25 years of international experience in finance and management, in which more ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: