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1.  Salmonella Kingabwa Infections and Lizard Contact, United States, 2005 
Emerging Infectious Diseases  2007;13(4):661-662.
PMCID: PMC2725961  PMID: 17561572
Lizards; Salmonella Infections; Child; letter
2.  Multidrug-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium in Four Animal Facilities 
Emerging Infectious Diseases  2005;11(8):1235-1241.
Within each of 4 outbreaks of S. Typhimurium among humans and animals at companion animal care facilities, isolates were identical or nearly identical.
In 1999 and 2000, 3 state health departments reported 4 outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness due to Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium in employees, clients, and client animals from 3 companion animal veterinary clinics and 1 animal shelter. More than 45 persons and companion animals became ill. Four independent investigations resulted in the testing of 19 human samples and >200 animal samples; 18 persons and 36 animals were culture-positive for S. Typhimurium. One outbreak was due to multidrug-resistant S. Typhimurium R-type ACKSSuT, while the other 3 were due to multidrug-resistant S. Typhimurium R-type ACSSuT DT104. This report documents nosocomial transmission of S. Typhimurium and demonstrates that companion animal facilities may serve as foci of transmission for salmonellae between animals and humans if adequate precautions are not followed.
PMCID: PMC3320505  PMID: 16102313
Keywords: nosocomial infections; Salmonella infections; zoonoses; multiple drug resistance; DT 104; veterinary clinics; veterinary hospitals; salmonella enterica subsp enterica serotype Typhimurium; Salmonella serotype Typhimurium
3.  Coordinated Response to Reports of Possible Anthrax Contamination, Idaho, 2001 
Emerging Infectious Diseases  2002;8(10):1093-1095.
In 2001, the intentional release of anthrax spores in the eastern United States increased concern about exposure to anthrax nationwide, and residents of Idaho sought assistance. Response from state and local agencies was required, increasing the strain on epidemiologists, laboratorians, and communications personnel. In late 2001, Idaho’s public health communications system handled 133 calls about suspicious powders. For each call, a multiagency bridge call was established, and participants (public health officials, epidemiologists, police, Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel, hazardous materials officials, and others) determined which samples would be tested by the state public health laboratory. A triage system for calls helped relieve the burden on public safety and health systems.
PMCID: PMC2730284  PMID: 12396922
anthrax; bioterrorism; Idaho

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