Artículo de revista
Prevalence of Salmonella enterica and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in zoo animals from Chile
Journal of Veterinary Science, Volumen 17, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 583-586
Peñailillo Retamal, Patricio Alejandro
© 2016 The Korean Society of Veterinary Science. All Rights Reserved. Salmonella (S.) enterica and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are foodborne pathogens. Here, we report the prevalence of S. enterica and STEC in feces of 316 zoo animals belonging to 61 species from Chile. S. enterica and STEC strains were detected in 7.5% and 4.4% of animals, respectively. All Salmonella isolates corresponded to the serotype Enteritidis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of S. Enteritidis in the culpeo fox (Lycalopex culpaeus), black-capped capuchin (Sapajus apella) and Peruvian pelican (Pelecanus thagus) and the first STEC report in Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii).