Epidemiologic Typing of Salmonella enterica Serotype Enteritidis in a Canada-Wide Outbreak of Gastroenteritis due to Contaminated Cheese Academic Article uri icon

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  • ABSTRACT A major Canada-wide outbreak of gastroenteritis due to Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis phage type (PT) 8 occurred in 1998, and this was traced to contaminated cheese in a commercial lunch pack product. Phage typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis linked the clinical and cheese isolates of serotype Enteritidis but failed to differentiate outbreak from nonoutbreak PT 8 strains. Further differentiation was made by biotyping based on melibiose fermentation.


  • Ahmed, Rafiq
  • Soule, Geoff
  • Demczuk, Walter H
  • Clark, Clifford
  • Khakhria, Rasik
  • Ratnam, Sam
  • Marshall, Stephen
  • Ng, Lai-King
  • Woodward, David L
  • Johnson, Wendy M
  • Rodgers, Frank G

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  • June 2000