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Volume 20, Number 4—April 2014
Letter

Decline of Salmonella enterica Serotype Choleraesuis Infections, Taiwan

Lin-Hui Su, Tsu-Lan Wu, and Cheng-Hsun ChiuComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan (L.-H. Su, T.-L. Wu); Chang Gung Children’s Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan (C.-H. Chiu)

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Trends of annual numbers and percentages of Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis isolates from 2 tertiary care hospitals in Taiwan. A) Data from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. B) Data from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, northern Taiwan. *Approval and importation of vaccine for swine. †Promotion of the Certified Agricultural Standards quality food certification system (4), monitoring of sale of antimicrobial drugs for animal use (4), inspection of chemic

Figure. . Trends of annual numbers and percentages of Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis isolates from 2 tertiary care hospitals in Taiwan. A) Data from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. B) Data from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, northern Taiwan. *Approval and importation of vaccine for swine. †Promotion of the Certified Agricultural Standards quality food certification system (4), monitoring of sale of antimicrobial drugs for animal use (4), inspection of chemical residues in swine farms and pork market, launch of educational programs about safe use of drugs in animals (4); inspection of illegal slaughtering and sale of farmed animals dying of unidentified disease (4); and establishment of Taiwan Agriculture and Food Traceability system (4,8). ‡Initiation of death insurance program for pigs in 2 representative central-southern counties (9). §Extension of death insurance program to another 8 neighboring counties (9). ¶Full implementation of death insurance program throughout all Taiwan counties (9). #Establishment of Taiwan Good Agricultural Practice for pig husbandry (10).

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