Blood: Salmonella Paratyphi A – Shipped February 11, 2019
A simulated blood culture sample collected from a 25 year old male with a history of travel to Dhaka was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to report Salmonella Paratyphi A and report susceptibility results.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M184-5
- Salmonella Paratyphi A is an important cause of enteric fever, especially in travelers.
- All Salmonella isolates should have the serovar determined for Public Health follow up.
- Susceptibilities should always be done on Salmonella isolated from blood.