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Volume 9, Number 1—January 2003

Dispatch

Household Contamination with Salmonella enterica1

Daniel H. Rice*Comments to Author , Dale D. Hancock*, Paivi M. Roozen*, Maryanne H. Szymanski*, Beth C. Scheenstra*, Kirsten M. Cady*, Thomas E. Besser*, and Paul A. Chudek†
Author affiliations: *Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA; †Whatcom County Health and Human Services, Bellingham, Washington, USA

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Table 1

Salmonella enterica culture results from the contents of household vacuum cleaner bags collected from homes with five different exposure categories

Exposure category No. positive (%) No. cultured Serotypes
isolated
No contact with livestock or animal salmonellosis
0 (0)
12

Contact with livestock, no known salmonellosis
1 (8.3)
12
Dublin
Contact with livestock with salmonellosis
8 (30.8)
26
Typhimurium
Contact with veterinary clinic with many cases of cat salmonellosis
3 (18.8)
16
Typhimurium
Employment in laboratory engaged in research on S. enterica
4 (30.8)
13
Typhimurium
Total 16 (20.3) 79

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