etiological agents of infectious diarrhea: implications for requests for microbial culture.gastrointestinal infections remain a frequent disease worldwide. in order to increase our knowledge of the epidemiology for our patient population, we retrospectively analyzed the results obtained for stool samples received at the clinical microbiology laboratory of the university hospital of geneva during a 4-year period. a total of 13,965 specimens from 7,124 patients (1.96 specimens per patient) were cultured, yielding 369 (2.6%) salmonella spp., 408 (2.9%) campylobacter spp., and 79 (0.6%) s ...19979163457
wild boars as an important reservoir for foodborne hundred fifty-three wild boars shot in the canton of geneva, switzerland, were studied for the occurrence of foodborne pathogens. tonsils and fecal samples of the animals were examined using real-time polymerase chain reaction, enzyme-linked fluorescent immunoassay, and cultural methods. the detection rate of salmonella spp., yersinia enterocolitica, yersinia pseudotuberculosis, stx-positive escherichia coli, and listeria monocytogenes was 12%, 35%, 20%, 9%, and 17%, respectively, when tonsi ...201019899962
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