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Orphaned kangaroo and wallaby joeys as a potential zoonotic source of Salmonella spp.

Speare, R. and Thomas, A.D. (1988) Orphaned kangaroo and wallaby joeys as a potential zoonotic source of Salmonella spp. The Medical Journal of Australia, 148 . pp. 619-623.

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Abstract

Sixteen serotypes of Salmonella spp. were isolated from 37 (26.8%) of 138 orphaned kangaroo and wallaby pouch-young which were in the care of guardians in north Queensland. Sal. lansing, Sal. virchow and Sal. wandsworth were the most prevalent serotypes. Orphaned macropodid joeys are a potential source of zoonotic infection for Salmonella spp. and recommendations to reduce the risk of transmission to humans are presented.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© The Medical Journal of Australia – reproduced with permission.
Keywords:Salmonella; salmonellosis; Quokkas; kangaroo; wallaby; joeys; zoonotic; Macropodid.
Subjects:Science > Microbiology > Microorganisms in the animal body
Science > Zoology > Chordates. Vertebrates > Mammals > Marsupialia. Marsupials > Diprotodontia (Kangaroos, koalas, possums, wombats, bilbies etc)
Deposited On:11 May 2004
Last Modified:07 Jun 2011 05:32

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