Stool: Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis – Shipped 02 November 2015
A simulated stool sample collected from 25 year old male that had travelled to the Caribbean was sent to category A and B laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify Salmonella enterica and report the isolate to Public Health authorities.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M153-2
- Salmonella is a common travel associated cause of diarrhea.
- Referral of isolates is important to allow full characterization of isolates, initially with serotyping and subsequently with PFGE as part of the PulseNet North program, to allow tracing of outbreaks.
- Notification is important to allow appropriate follow up by Public Health Authorities.