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Shigella infection in macaque colonies: case report of an eradication and control program.

Wolfensohn, S (1998) Shigella infection in macaque colonies: case report of an eradication and control program. Lab Anim Sci, 48 (4). pp. 330-333.

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Abstract

A primate colony comprising three distinct but interrelated units had long-term history of undiagnosed diarrhea and associated deaths for many years. In 1989, the clinical problem was recognized as a confounding factor for the experimental work, and steps were taken to eradicate the disease. This was done by a combined approach involving improved sample collection techniques and microbiological methods, treatment of all animals in the colony, and improvement in management. These management changes included alterations in basic facility and cage design, disinfection procedures, and continuous routine microbiological sampling of all groups of animals on a random basis, as well as sampling of those suspected to be at risk for stress-associated Shigella shedding. Using this approach, we have eliminated clinical cases of shigellosis and have not have any further isolations of Shigella from this colony.

Item Type: Article
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Wolfensohn, Ss.wolfensohn@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : August 1998
Uncontrolled Keywords : Animals, Carrier State, Diarrhea, Disinfection, Dysentery, Bacillary, Feces, Macaca fascicularis, Male, Shigella dysenteriae, Shigella flexneri, Shigella sonnei, Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:14
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/826964

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