This organism has many attributes that can confound simple approaches to its control on farms. These include a varied repertoire in antigenic structure and expression and in the extent and various manifestations of infection (serovars). Variation is also seen in the degree of adaptation by serovars to particular host species, and these differences can greatly affect the approaches, and success, of control regimes for livestock. The varied pathways implicated in the faecal-oral route of Salmonella infection in humans include the consumption and handling of contaminated food and water, direct animal contact and interpersonal spread. The attribution of sources for cases of salmonellosis is a developing field, with important implications for the focus of resources for prevention and control.

In English
2015
29.7 x 21 cm, 81 pp.
ISBN 978-92-9044-982-9
Ref.: A 227, Price: 50 EUR