Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/66689
標題: Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of salmonellae isolates from reptiles in Taiwan
作者: Chen, C.Y.
張照勤
Chen, W.C.
Chin, S.C.
Lai, Y.H.
Tung, K.C.
Chiou, C.S.
Hsu, Y.M.
Chang, C.C.
董光中
關鍵字: Antimicrobial resistance
pet reptiles
prevalence
zoonotic Salmonella
serovar
pet reptiles
resistant salmonella
united-states
enterica
infection
strains
outbreak
feces
choleraesuis
amphibians
期刊/報告no:: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Volume 22, Issue 1, Page(s) 44-50.
摘要: Pets, including reptiles, have been shown to be a source of Salmonella infection in humans. Due to increasing popularity and variety of exotic reptiles as pets in recent years, more human clinical cases of reptile-associated Salmonella infection have been identified. However, limited information is available with regard to serotypes in different reptiles (turtles, snakes, and lizards) and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella in pet reptiles. The current study was thus conducted to determine the prevalence of Salmonella colonization in pet reptiles. Salmonella organisms were isolated from 30.9% of 476 reptiles investigated. The isolation prevalences were 69.7% (23/33), 62.8% (27/43), and 24.3% (97/400) in snakes, lizards, and turtles, respectively. A total of 44 different Salmonella serovars were identified. Compared with S. Heron, Bredeney, Treforest, and 4,[5],12:i:-, S. Typhimurium isolates were resistant to many antimicrobials tested, and notably 61.1% of the isolates were resistant to cephalothin. The results indicated that raising reptiles as pets could be a possible source of Salmonella infection in humans, particularly zoonotic Salmonella serovars such as S. Typhimurium that may be resistant to antimicrobials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/66689
ISSN: 1040-6387
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