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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

Letter

Salmonella enterica in Pinnipeds, Chile

Natalie Sturm, Pedro Abalos, Alda Fernandez, Guillermo Rodriguez, Pilar Oviedo, Viviana Arroyo, and Patricio RetamalComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (N. Sturm, P. Abalos, P. Oviedo, V. Arroyo, P. Retamal); Instituto de Salud Pública, Santiago (A. Fernandez); Buin Marino, Santiago (G. Rodriguez)

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Characteristics of South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) tested for infection with Salmonella spp., Chilean coast, August–December 2010*

Identification no. Sex Age† Source, city in Chile S. enterica serotype isolated
p070810 F Juvenile Antofagasta ND
p240810 F Juvenile Los Vilos ND
p260810 F Juvenile Los Vilos ND
p090910–1 M Pup Antofagasta Havana
p090910–2 F Pup Antofagasta ND
p140910 M Pup Antofagasta Newport
p011210–1 F Pup Antofagasta ND
p011210–2 F Pup Antofagasta ND
p011210–3 F Pup Antofagasta ND
p011210–4 F Pup Antofagasta ND
p011210–5 F Pup Antofagasta ND
p011210–6 F Pup Antofagasta ND
p011210–7 F Pup Antofagasta ND

*ND, no detection.
†Juvenile, animal 1–5 years of age; pup, animal <1 year of age.

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