M153-2

Stool: Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis     – Shipped 02 November 2015

HISTORY

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

  1. Salmonella is a common travel associated cause of diarrhea.
  2. 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.
  3. Notification is important to allow appropriate follow up by Public Health Authorities.

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