Advanced Molecular Detection and One Health: Responding to a multistate, multidrug-resistant disease outbreak
From 2015 to 2018, Wisconsin and surrounding states experienced an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg. Thanks to a strong local One Health partnership and an advanced molecular technique known as whole genome sequencing, scientists discovered that a new strain of Salmonella was causing outbreaks of severe illness in dairy calves and people, mostly children. Lessons from this outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg infections have shaped practices to identify, control, and prevent outbreaks that threaten the health of both animals and people.
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