Enteropathogenic Bacteria in Migrating Birds Arriving in Sweden
1997 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, E-ISSN 1651-1980, Vol. 29, no 6, 565-568 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Birds have been thought to play a role in transmitting infectious agents like influenza, Borrelia and Salmonella. To investigate the role of migrating birds in the dispersal of enteropathogenic bacteria, stool samples from 151 wild birds (50 gulls and 101 passerines) just entering Sweden from their winter grounds were analysed for Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp. and EHEC O157:H7. The thermophilic isolated enteropathogens found were further analysed by antibiograms. Among the 50 gulls examined, we found 2 isolates of Salmonella typhimurium with multiple antibiotic resistance. Three isolates of C. jejuni were found in the 101 stool samples from passerines. We did not isolate EHEC O157:H7 in any of the bird stools examined.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scandinavian University Press , 1997. Vol. 29, no 6, 565-568 p.
Zoonotisk ekologi, Virologi, Mikrobiologi
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Infectious Medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96412DOI: 10.3109/00365549709035895OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-96412DiVA: diva2:764566