Investigating Salmonella Eko from Various Sources in Nigeria by Whole Genome Sequencing to Identify the Source of Human Infections

Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Ibrahim Raufu, Mette Thorup Nielsen, Birthe S. Rosenqvist Lund, James A Ameh, Abdul G Ambali, Gitte Sørensen, Simon Le Hello, Frank Møller Aarestrup, Rene S. Hendriksen

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Abstract

Twenty-six Salmonella enterica serovar Eko isolated from various sources in Nigeria were investigated by whole genome sequencing to identify the source of human infections. Diversity among the isolates was observed and camel and cattle were identified as the primary reservoirs and the most likely source of the human infections.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0156212
JournalP L o S One
Volume11
Issue number5
Number of pages6
ISSN1932-6203
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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