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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004

Dispatch

Salmonella Serovars from Humans and Other Sources in Thailand, 1993–2002

Aroon Bangtrakulnonth*, Srirat Pornreongwong*, Chaiwat Pulsrikarn*, Pathom Sawanpanyalert*, Rene S. Hendriksen†, Danilo M. A. Lo Fo Wong†, and Frank M. Aarestrup†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *World Health Organization National Salmonella and Shigella Centre, Bangkok, Thailand; †WHO Collaborating Center for Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Table 2

Distribution of the 10 most common serovars from the different reservoirs, Thailanda

Serovar Reservoir and no. of isolates (%)
Humans Frozen chicken Frozen seafood Frozen duck Other food products Water
Weltevreden 5,491 (12.5) 265 (26.3) 320 (12.0) 457 (6.6) 143 (14.5)
Enteritidis 5,010 (11.4) 2,901 (19.9) 14 (1.4) 309 (4.5) 22 (2.2)
Anatum 3,263 (7.4) 423 (2.9) 20 (2.0) 1,177 (17.0) 113 (11.5)
Derby 2,889 (6.6) 20 (2.0) 370 (5.3) 71 (7.2)
1, 4, 5, 12:i:-ssp.I 2,804 (6.4)
Typhimurium 2,322 (5.3) 12 (1.2) 198 (2.9)
Rissen 2,319 (5.3) 21 (2.1) 712 (10.3) 93 (9.5)
Stanley 1,688 (3.8) 20 (2.0) 279 (10.4)
Panama 1,474 (3.3) 41 (1.5) 254 (3.7) 47 (4.8)
Agona 1,096 (2.7) 452 (3.1) 80 (3.0) 273 (3.9) 39 (4.0)
Paratyphi B var Java 1037 (7.1)
Hadar 1,357 (9.3) 21 (2.1) 263 (9.9) 439 (6.3)
Virchow 863 (5.9) 249 (3.6) 27 (2.7)
Schwarzengrund 565 (3.9)
Emek 359 (2.5)
Blockley 676 (4.6)
Amsterdam 368 (2.5) 103 (3.9)
Seftenberg 49 (4.9) 86 (3.2)
Lexington 47 (4.7) 35 (3.6)
Newport 100 (3.7)
Tennessee 77 (2.9)
Chester 171 (6.4)
London 22 (2.2)
Other 15,824 (35.9) 5,558 (38.2) 518 (51.4) 1,150 (43.1) 2,490 (35.9) 372 (37.8)
Total 44,087 14,559 1,007 2,670 6,928 984

a—, not among the top 10 serovars.

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