Estimates of the incidence of resistant Salmonella infections
are needed to inform policy decisions.
Although the primary source of salmonella infection
in humans is contaminated food, it has been estimated that 3-5 per cent of all cases of salmonellosis in humans are associated with exposure to exotic pets, including iguanas, turtles, sugar gliders and hedgehogs (Woodward, 1997).
The host susceptibility to recurrent salmonella infection
is known to be augmented by lowered immunity due to predisposing factor i.
1The incidence of Salmonella infection
in Pakistan is 412 per 100 000 person-years, according to the WHO; amongst the highest in the world.
In this study, the response on a Salmonella infection
in relation to the genetic background of the host is studied.
However, researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have discovered that the increased vulnerability to salmonella infections
is a side effect of the body's attempts to protect itself from the damaging effects of the malaria infection.
The state is cautioning parents to protect their children from possible salmonella infection
caused by handling baby poultry such as chicks and ducklings.
Salmonellosis from turtles, lizards, and other reptiles represents 6% of all salmonella infections
in the United States and 11% of infections in people less than 21 years of age (Clin.
Most Salmonella infections
stem from the consumption of eggs, chicken, and eggcontaining foods.
overall were down 8%, although only one of the five most common strains decreased significantly.
Although salmonella infections
generally resolve after mild gastroenteritis, they can develop into serious illnesses.