THEODORE C. EICKHOFF, M.D.
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Several unique outbreaks of salmonellosis in recent years have demonstrated some of the uncommon ways in which this disease may be transmitted to humans. Examples might include the massive water-borne outbreak of salmonellosis in Riverside, Calif., (1) and the cases of Salmonella cubana gastroenteritis resulting from the ingestion of contaminated carmine dye (2). Beyond these few unusual outbreaks, however, and the continued person-to-person transmission of salmonellosis in institutions, there is little doubt that the vast majority of cases are food-borne and arise from the extraordinary reservoir of salmonellae in animals. That the most common serotypes found in humans regularly closely
EICKHOFF TC. Salmonellae on the Grocery Shelf. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1279–1283. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-6-1279
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(6):1279-1283.
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