Reptile-Associated Salmonellosis in Preschool-Aged Children in Michigan, January 2001-June 2003

Wells, Eden V.; Boulton, Matthew; Hall, William; Bidol, Sally A.
September 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p687
Academic Journal
Objectives. Determine the incidence of reptile-associated salmonellosis in preschool-aged children in Michigan. Methods. Cases of reptile-associated salmonellosis in children ⩽ 5 years of age occurring in Michigan January 200 1-june 2003 were identified through review of individual patient case-history forms provided by local health departments to the Michigan Department of Community Health and by identification of Michigan Department of Community Health laboratory-confirmed cultures of reptile-associated serotypes, determined by evaluation of the Public Health Laboratory information System's Clinical Nonhuman Salmonella data for 1990-2001. Results. The incidence of reptile-associated salmonellosis was 11.8% of all Salmonella cases reported in Michigan children aged ⩽ 5 years for the period January 2001 through June 2003. Conclusions. Despite the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid the exposure of children <5 years old to reptiles, reptile-associated salmonellosis in preschool-aged children continues to be a public health problem in Michigan.


Related Articles

  • Keeping Up with the Changing Trends in Childhood Poisonings. Mofenson, Howard C.; Greensher, Joseph // Clinical Pediatrics;Jul1975, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p621 

    Reports on trends in childhood poisonings in the United States. Reduction in fatalities involving children under five years of age; Factors that contributed to the continuing decline in aspirin ingestions.

  • A decade of change: tuberculosis in England and Wales 1988-98. Balasegaram S; Watson J M; Rose A M C; Charlett A; Nunn A J; Rushdy A; Leese J; Ormerod L P // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2003, Vol. 88 Issue 9, p772 

    Tuberculosis cases in children (aged under 15 years) in the National Surveys rose from 308 (rate: 3.3 per 100,000) in 1988 to 408 (4.2 per 100,000) in 1993 and then fell to 364 (3.6 per 100,000) in 1998. The rates in white children were 1.6, 2.0, and 1.1 per 100,000 respectively; in Indian...

  • Acrylamide in food.  // Weekly Epidemiological Record;5/17/2002, Vol. 77 Issue 20, p166 

    Discusses public health risk from acrylamide in food.

  • Acrylamide in food.  // Weekly Epidemiological Record;5/17/2002, Vol. 77 Issue 20, p166 

    Discusses public health risk from acrylamide in food.

  • Salmonella Surveillance in Australia-Created from Adversity. Forsyth, Jocelyn; Lightfoot, Diane; Powling, Joan; Tan, Agnes // Journal of AOAC International;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p560 

    The article reports on the emergence of a national scheme of Salmonella surveillance as a direct result of high-profile outbreak in 1977 in Australia. An invaluable bank of information covering isolation from humans and other sources by evolving information-gathering system. Trends and outbreaks...

  • Defences Down.  // Canada & the World Backgrounder;Jan2000, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p29 

    Focuses on the lack of disease-monitoring system in Canada. Number of children who became ill after eating a contaminated cheese snack in 1998; Statistics of reported salmonella poisoning cases; Suggestion of Federal Auditor-General Denis Desautels.

  • Making a meal of it. Addiscott, Tom // New Scientist;02/05/2000, Vol. 165 Issue 2224, p48 

    Comments on the fear people have of consuming foods containing nitrate. Types of symptoms believed to be caused by nitrate consumption; Possibility that the nitrate scare may have led to a rise in the number of reported cases of food poisoning in Great Britain in 1997; Conversion of nitrate to...

  • Foodborne Botulism Associated With Home-Canned Bamboo Shoots--Thailand, 1998. Wongwatcharapaiboon, P; Thaikruea, L; Ungchusak, K; Wattanasri, S; Sriprasert, P; Nanthavas, S; Visajsuk, T; Chaiupala, S; Tuntisririwit, K; Leksririvili, S; Thanawong, A // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/4/1999, Vol. 48 Issue 21, p437 

    Focuses on the Thailand Ministry of Public Health's (TMPH) investigation on foodborne botulism from home-canned bamboo shoots. Results of the investigation; Recommendation of TMPH; Cause of botulism.

  • Bias in Studies of Parental Self-reported Occupational Exposure and Childhood Cancer. Joachim Schüz; Logan G. Spector; Julie A. Ross // American Journal of Epidemiology;10/1/2003, Vol. 158 Issue 7, p710 

    Several case-control studies have demonstrated positive associations between parental occupational exposures and childhood cancer. However, an overestimation of risk estimates due to recall bias is of concern. The magnitude and nature of this bias were explored using data from a German...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics