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New Salmonella Serotype Confirmed - Salmonella Lubbock

Researchers at Texas Tech University have discovered a new serotype of salmonella which has been confirmed by the Pasteur Institute in Paris, the international reference centre for salmonella. This one is going to be called Salmonella Lubbock (full name is Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Lubbock), following the convention of naming a new serotype after the city in which is was discovered - Lubbock.

The work was focused on salmonella in cattle population, and researchers believe between 20 and 30 percent of two current strains, Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Mbandaka, will be reclassified as Salmonella Lubbock.  Some of the strains of Salmonella Lubbock fall into the category of serotype patterns that are more broadly resistant to many families of antibiotics, furthering the need for more research on the subject. Human susceptibility to the Lubbock strains remains unknown.

Read full article at:  Texas Tech University

Tags: Salmonella

Date Published: January 27, 2015

Source article link: Texas Tech University
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