Turtle-associated Salmonella septicaemia and meningitis in a 2-month-old baby.

Last updated on 1-10-2018 by Pierre Daubresse

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Abstract:

A severe case of reptile-associated salmonellosis which caused septicaemia and meningitis in a 2-month-old baby is reported. The infrequent serotype Salmonella enterica subsp.(I) enterica serotype Abony (4,5 : b : enx) was detected in the human sample as well as in the pet turtle's faeces. The importance of regulation and public awareness is highlighted.

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