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Tiny Turtles Purchased at Pet Stores are a Potential High Risk for Salmonella Human Infection in the Valencian Region, Eastern Spain

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Tiny Turtles Purchased at Pet Stores are a Potential High Risk for Salmonella Human Infection in the Valencian Region, Eastern Spain

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dc.contributor.author Marin Orenga, Clara es_ES
dc.contributor.author Vega Garcia, Santiago es_ES
dc.contributor.author Marco Jiménez, Francisco es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-25T05:08:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-25T05:08:49Z
dc.date.issued 2016 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1530-3667 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/98426
dc.description.abstract [EN] Turtles may be considered unsafe pets, particularly in households with children. This study aimed to assess Salmonella carriage by turtles in pet stores and in private ownership to inform the public of the potential health risk, enabling informed choices around pet selection. During the period between September and October 2013, 24 pet stores and 96 private owners were sampled in the Valencian Region (Eastern Spain). Salmonella identification procedure was based on ISO 6579: 2002 recommendations (Annex D). Salmonella strains were serotyped in accordance with Kauffman-White-Le-Minor technique. The rate of isolation of Salmonella was very high from pet store samples (75.0% ± 8.8%) and moderate for private owners (29.0% ± 4.6%). Serotyping revealed 18 different serotypes among two Salmonella enterica subspecies: S. enterica subsp. enterica and S. enterica subsp. diarizonae. Most frequently isolated serotypes were Salmonella Typhimurium (39.5%, 17/43) and Salmonella Pomona (9.3%, 4/43). Serotypes identified have previously been reported in turtles, and child Salmonella infections associate with pet turtle exposure. The present study clearly demonstrates that turtles in pet stores, as well as in private owners, could be a direct or indirect source of a high risk of human Salmonella infections. In addition, pet stores should advise their customers of the potential risks associated with reptile ownership. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Conselleria de Infraestructuras, Territorio y Medio Ambiente with their assistance and financial support (Life09-Trachemys, Resolution 28/02/12 CITMA). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the article. The authors thank the technical support of Cristobal Torres, Xema Gil, and all the members of the research group "Improvement of the Food Safety related with the Production System and Final Products" (Veterinary Faculty, University CEU-Cardenal Herrera).
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Mary Ann Liebert es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Children es_ES
dc.subject Owners es_ES
dc.subject Pet shop es_ES
dc.subject Pet turtles es_ES
dc.subject Salmonellosis. es_ES
dc.subject.classification PRODUCCION ANIMAL es_ES
dc.title Tiny Turtles Purchased at Pet Stores are a Potential High Risk for Salmonella Human Infection in the Valencian Region, Eastern Spain es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1089/vbz.2016.1950 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ciencia Animal - Departament de Ciència Animal es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Marin Orenga, C.; Vega García, S.; Marco Jiménez, F. (2016). Tiny Turtles Purchased at Pet Stores are a Potential High Risk for Salmonella Human Infection in the Valencian Region, Eastern Spain. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 16(7):455-460. doi:10.1089/vbz.2016.1950 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2016.1950 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 455 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 460 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 16 es_ES
dc.description.issue 7 es_ES
dc.identifier.pmid 27228194
dc.relation.pasarela S\315374 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Generalitat Valenciana


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