alexa Arthritis In An Egret (Egretta Intermedia) Caused By Salmonella Typhimurium | 21158
ISSN: 2327-5073

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3rd International Conference on Clinical Microbiology & Microbial Genomics

Min-Su Kang
Posters: Clin Microbial
DOI: 10.4172/2327-5073.S1.015
Abstract
In January 2013, a dead intermediate egret (Egretta intermedia) was found on the shore of a stream that flows through Kimpo city in South Korea. The bird was moderately dehydrated with emaciation, and had a swollen foot. Accumulation of the yellowish exudate and severe purulent inflammation were observed in the capsule of the joint between tarsometatarsus and the bases of digits and the subcutaneous tissue of the foot. Salmonella typhimurium was isolated from the exudate, demonstrating bacterial arthritis in the bird. In the present case, the bird may have suffered a septicemia or bacteremia after contact with environment contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium although it is not clear where the joint infection has resulted. Point sources contaminating the egret habitat need to be eliminated to prevent further outbreaks of salmonellosis in the birds.
Biography
Min-Su Kang has completed his PhD at Washington State University, USA. He is currently a senior researcher at the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, Korea. He has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals.
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