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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 a1c1, H. De VALK a1, V. VAILLANT a1, N. QUELQUEJEU a2, F. Le QUERREC a3 and F. X. WEILL a4
a1 Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France
a2 Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes, Paris, France
a3 Direction générale de l'alimentation, Paris, France
a4 Centre National de Référence des Salmonella, Unité de Biodiversité des Bactéries Pathogènes Emergentes, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Article author query
espie e   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
de valk h   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
vaillant v   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
quelquejeu n   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
le querrec f   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
weill fx   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 

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.

(Accepted October 29 2004)


Correspondence:
c1 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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