A One Health investigation of Salmonella enterica serovar Wangata in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia, 2016-2017
J Collins, KMJ Simpson, G Bell, DN Durrheim, GA Hill-Cawthorne, K Hope, P Howard, T Kohlenberg, K Lawrence, K Lilly, P Porigneauxl, V Sintchenko, Q Wang, MP Ward, A Wiethoelter, SM Mor, J Flint
Epidemiology and Infection | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019
Salmonella enterica serovar Wangata (S. Wangata) is an important cause of endemic salmonellosis in Australia, with human infections occurring from undefined sources. This investigation sought to examine possible environmental and zoonotic sources for human infections with S. Wangata in north-eastern New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The investigation adopted a One Health approach and was comprised of three complimentary components: a case-control study examining human risk factors; environmental and animal sampling; and genomic analysis of human, animal and environmental isolates. Forty-eight human S. Wangata cases were interviewed during a 6-month period from November 2016 to April 2017, to..View full abstract
Whole genome sequencing for this project was supported by the NSW Public Health Pathogen Genomics Consortium, CIDM-PH, NSW Health. The funding body had no influence over the design of the investigation or the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, or in writing the manuscript.