First isolation of Salmonella enterica serovar Napoli from wild birds in Italy

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Salmonella enterica serovar Napoli (S. Napoli) is an emerging serovar in Italy. It accounts for 2-4% of all serovars isolated from human infections. The zoonotic origin of this serovar is still unknown and this makes difficult to apply any control intervention. We report here the isolation of S. Napoli from a river nightingale (Cettia cetti, Temminck 1820) which represents the first description of this serovar from wild birds. This finding adds knowledge to the ecology of S. Napoli and addresses further studies aimed to assess the epidemiologic link between S. Napoli isolated from wild birds, food, environmental sources and human infections.

 

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Laura Mancini

Stefania Marcheggiani

Annamaria D'Angelo

Camilla Puccinelli

Filippo Chiudioni

Flavia Rossi

Elisabetta Delibato

Dario De Medici

Anna Maria Dionisi

Slawomir Owczarec

Ida Luzzi

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Mancini, L., Marcheggiani, S., D'Angelo, A., Puccinelli, C., Chiudioni, F., Rossi, F., … Luzzi, I. (2014). First isolation of Salmonella enterica serovar Napoli from wild birds in Italy. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 50(1), 96–98. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/40
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