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Title: The importance of wild gecko as a source of human Salmonella infection
Authors: Nguyen, Khanh Thuan
Lý, Thị Liên Khai
Nguyễn, Thu Tâm
Hayashidani, Hideki
Taniguchi, Takahide
Tran, Thi Hong To
Vo, Thi Minh Tam
Hasegawa, Mizuki
Keywords: Feces
Source of infection
Wild gecko
Issue Date: 2018
Series/Report no.: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science;80 .- p. 1345-1347
Abstract: A total of 201 wild geckos from the region of Mekong Delta, Vietnam were collected to determine the viable number and survival period of Salmonella in their feces. Of the 101 samples examined, 24 (23.8%) were Salmonella positive. These 24 geckos excreted Salmonella
in their feces in a range of 1 to 8.6 log CFU/g with a mean of 4.5 ± 3.2 log CFU/g. Among the Salmonella serovars, Salmonella Weltevreden was the most predominant serovar (37.5%). Moreover, Salmonella could survive for 6 weeks in gecko feces at room temperature in Vietnam. These results indicate that the wild gecko seems to play an important role as a reservoir for Salmonella and a source of Salmonella infection in humans in Southeast Asian countries.
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