Salmonella Surveillance Systems in Swine and Humans in Spain: A Review



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Martínez-Avilés, Marta and Garrido-Estepa, Macarena and Álvarez Sánchez, Julio and de la Torre, Ana (2019) Salmonella Surveillance Systems in Swine and Humans in Spain: A Review. Veterinary Sciences, 6 (1). p. 20. ISSN 2306-7381

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Non-typhoid salmonellosis is a common and problematic foodborne zoonotic disease in which pork and pork products can be an important potential source of infection. To prevent this disease, important efforts to monitor the situation in the main source, livestock, are conducted in most developed countries. In the European Union, European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) compile information at the member-state level, even though important differences in production systems and surveillance systems exist. Here, Salmonella surveillance systems in one of the main sources of foodborne salmonellosis, swine, and humans in Spain were reviewed to identify potential gaps and discuss potential ways of integration under a “One-Health” approach. Despite the extensive information generated through the surveillance activities, source attribution can be only routinely performed through ad-hoc outbreak investigations, and national reports on human outbreaks do not provide sufficiently detailed information to gain a better understanding of the epidemiology of the pathogen. Human and animal monitoring of Salmonella would benefit from a better exchange of information and collaboration. Analysis of spatio-temporal trends in livestock and humans could help to identify likely sources of infection and to target surveillance efforts in areas with higher prevalence or where specific strains are found.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:zoonoses; foodborne; disease control; public health; domestic livestock; pig; one health
Subjects:Medical sciences > Veterinary > Swine
Medical sciences > Veterinary > Animal culture
ID Code:65125
Deposited On:04 May 2021 14:58
Last Modified:14 Jan 2022 12:26

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