Salmonella

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Abstract

Salmonella is one of the most important foodborne pathogens worldwide and human infections are a significant public health problem. There is a general consensus that efforts should be converged on the application of sanitary measures with the aim of reducing the presence of Salmonella along the food chain. A multitude of modern tools and molecular techniques have opened up the way for new discoveries in the biology of the pathogen and in the mechanisms of its relationship with vertebrate hosts. It is now more evident that Salmonella has adopted finely tuned strategies to adapt, live in, and colonize gut mucosa. Several strategies have been implemented in the last decade by international organizations to properly collect epidemiological data, aiming to increase knowledge about the host-pathogen interaction and to provide the basis for a rational, evidence-based sanitary strategy. As a whole, this information led to the idea of considering salmonellosis as a unicum, in which the pathogen, humans, animals, and environment are components of a complex problem that can only be mitigated with an integrated strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoodborne Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages133-169
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)9780123850072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 6 2017

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Keywords

  • Foodborne pathogens
  • Nontyphoidal serovars
  • Salmonella
  • Salmonellosis
  • Zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Graziani, C., Losasso, C., Luzzi, I., Ricci, A., Scavia, G., & Pasquali, P. (2017). Salmonella. In Foodborne Diseases: Third Edition (pp. 133-169). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385007-2.00005-X