UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine ,Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Milford Regional Medical Center

Publication Date

3-31-2015

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Infectious Disease | Public Health

Abstract

Salmonella outbreaks have been linked to a wide variety of foods, including recent nationwide outbreaks. Guinea pig (Cavia porcellus), also known as cuy or cobayo, has long been a popular delicacy and ceremonial food in the Andean region in South America. This case report describes three family outbreaks of nontyphoidal salmonellosis, each occurring after a meal of guinea pigs. We believe this case report is the first to describe a probable association between the consumption of guinea pig meat and human salmonellosis. Physicians should be aware of the association of Salmonella and the consumption of guinea pigs, given the increasing immigration of people from the Andean region of South America and the increasing travel to this region.

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Citation: Case Rep Infect Dis. 2015;2015:864640. doi: 10.1155/2015/864640. Epub 2015 Mar 2. Link to article on publisher's site

DOI of Published Version

10.1155/2015/864640

Comments

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Journal/Book/Conference Title

Case reports in infectious diseases

PubMed ID

25821613

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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