Salmonella bongori 48:z35:– The first Italian case of human infection outside Sicily

  • Alberto Bellio | alberto.bellio@izsto.it Complex Unit for Food Control and Production Hygene, Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley, Turin, Italy.
  • Daniela M. Bianchi Complex Unit for Food Control and Production Hygene, Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley, Turin, Italy.
  • Pierluigi Acutis Genetic Laboratory and Immunobiochemicals Unit, Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley, Turin, Italy.
  • Cristina Biolatti Genetic Laboratory and Immunobiochemicals Unit, Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley, Turin, Italy.
  • Ida Luzzi National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy.
  • Paola Modesto Genetic Laboratory and Immunobiochemicals Unit, Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley, Turin, Italy.
  • Andrea Rocchetti National Health Unit “SS. Antonio e Biagio e C. Arrigo”, Alessandria, Italy.
  • Lucia Decastelli Complex Unit for Food Control and Production Hygene, Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley, Turin, Italy.
  • Silvia Gallina Reference Centre for Salmonellae Typing, Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley, Turin, Italy.

Abstract

Salmonella bongori 48:z35:– is considered endemic to Sicily (Italy) due to its epidemiological peculiarity. To our knowledge, no previous cases of human infection caused by S. bongori 48:z35:– have ever been reported in mainland Italy. Here we describe the isolation of S. bongori 48:z35:– from a 1-year-old symptomatic child in northwest Italy (Piedmont Region). The strain showed no antimicrobial resistance. Reporting of S. bongori 48:z35:– in a previously safe area is important to identify epidemiological changes.

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2016-10-18
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Salmonella bongori, Italy, 1-year-old child.
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Bellio, A., Bianchi, D. M., Acutis, P., Biolatti, C., Luzzi, I., Modesto, P., Rocchetti, A., Decastelli, L., & Gallina, S. (2016). Salmonella bongori 48:z35:– The first Italian case of human infection outside Sicily. Microbiologia Medica, 31(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2016.5884