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An outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Newport infections linked to the consumption of imported horse meat in France

  • E. ESPIÉ (a1), H. De VALK (a1), V. VAILLANT (a1), N. QUELQUEJEU (a2), F. Le QUERREC (a3) and F. X. WEILL (a4)...
Abstract

In 2003, 14 cases of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Newport infections were reported. This is the first documented foodborne outbreak of multidrug-resistant S. Newport in France. The blaCMY gene was present in all isolates. All cases reported having eaten horse meat from a common wholesaler. The country of origin of the imported meat could not be identified.

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Dr E. Espié, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, 12 rue du Val d'Osne, 94415 Saint Maurice cedex, France. (Email: e.espie@invs.sante.fr)
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Epidemiology & Infection
  • ISSN: 0950-2688
  • EISSN: 1469-4409
  • URL: /core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection
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