Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 29th, 2005
"During the winter of 2000 to 2001, an outbreak due to Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) phage type 30 (PT30), a rare strain was detected in Canada. The ensuing investigation involved Canadian and American public health and food regulatory agencies and an academic research laboratory," researchers Health Canada, Guelph report.
"Enhanced laboratory surveillance, including phage typing and pulsed-field eel electrophoresis, was used to identify cases. Case questionnaires were administered to collect information about food and environmental exposures.
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