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.
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.
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|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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