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August 1946


Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics and Bacteriology, Temple University Hospital and School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1946;72(2):181-188. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020310047003

SALMONELLA panama is one of the more uncommon causes of human salmonellosis. In the surveys of Seligmann and his co-workers,1 Borman and associates,2 Edwards and Bruner,3 Rubenstein and others4 and Morris, Brim and Sellers,5 a total of 2,798 isolations of Salmonella organisms was recorded. Of these, only 82, or 3 per cent, were S. panama. We were able to find published reports, however, of 101 established cases, excluding those of carriers, in addition to the unspecified number of cases occurring in the outbreak described by Wood and his co-workers.6 To this total may now be added more than 100 cases which occurred in the recent Michigan outbreak, to be reported by Leeder.7 The large majority of recorded infections caused by S. panama have been reported during the last few years; but it is impossible to say whether the apparent increase is due to

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