CDC publishes Salmonella “Atlas”

| April 3, 2014

nhsggc_news_Ecoli_largeThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a new report containing 40 years worth of surveillance data on Salmonella collected by state and federal health officials.

The Atlas of Salmonella in the United States, 1968-2011 includes data on 32 different Salmonella serovars isolated from people, animals, the environment, animal feed and other sources and is organised according to demographic, geographic and other categories.

The Atlas will provide a useful source of data for researchers investigating trends in reported cases of Salmonella infection, sources of the pathogen and links between animal and human health. Robert Tauxe, Deputy Director of the CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, commented, “The more we understand Salmonella, the more we can make progress in fighting this threat all along the farm-to-table chain.”

The Atlas can be downloaded from the CDC website here.

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