A paper published in Lancet Infectious Diseases (behind a paywall) by researchers from the Institut Pasteur and the French National Reference Centre for Escherichia coli, Shigella and Salmonella generated much buzz online among those interested in antimicrobial resistance. They had studied 288 historical (1911-1969) isolates of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium – a zoonotic bacterium that is one of the most common causes of non-typhoidal Salmonella […]

Almost two weeks ago, Channel News Asia reported that terrapins may harbour non-typhoidal Salmonella bacteria. Non-typhoidal Salmonella, as the term suggests, are Salmonella species other than the exclusively human-adapted Salmonella spp. that cause enteric (i.e. typhoid and paratyphoid) fever. The former tend to cause gastroenteritis for the large part, although they may also cause severe infections in immunocompromised persons, including […]