Salmonella Enteritidis in Broiler Chickens, United States, 2000–2005.
US data on Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis in broiler chicken carcass rinses collected 2000-2005 showed the annual number of isolates increased >4-fold and the proportion of establishments with Salmonella Enteritidis–positive rinses increased nearly 3-fold. US states with Salmonella Enteritidis in broiler rinses increased from 14 to 24. Recently, 2 US case-control studies identified eating chicken as a risk factor for sporadic human Salmonella Enteritidis infection replicating findings of a case-control study performed in England in the late 1980s. While the overall incidence of human salmonellosis was lower in 2005 than in the mid-1990s, the incidence of Salmonella Enteritidis infections was ˜25% higher. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2006 ; 12, 1848-1852.
Publication Type: Journal article
Publisher: Emerging Infectious Diseases