Salmonella infections in the common raccoon (Procyon lotor) in western Pennsylvania

Justin A. Compton, Jason A. Baney, Sarah C. Donaldson, Beth A. Houser, Gary J. San Julian, Richard H. Yahner, Wayne Chmielecki, Stanley Reynolds, Bhushan M. Jayarao

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Ten Salmonella enterica serotypes were isolated from fecal samples collected from anesthetized raccoons (n = 738) trapped in six Pennsylvania counties from 2003 to 2005. Comparison of raccoon pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pulse type data with the Pennsylvania Department of Health PFGE database revealed that the patterns of seven Salmonella serotypes matched those isolated from humans with salmonellosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3084-3086
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)


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