Household contamination with Salmonella enterica

Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Jan;9(1):120-2. doi: 10.3201/eid0901.020214.


Household contamination with Salmonella enterica increases when occupational exposure exists (cattle farms with known salmonellosis in cattle, a salmonella research laboratory, or a veterinary clinic experiencing an outbreak of salmonellosis). Fifteen of 55 (27.2%) vacuum cleaner bags from households with occupational exposure to S. enterica were positive versus 1 of 24 (4.2%) without known exposure. Use of a carpet cleaner and several cleaners/disinfectants reduced, but failed to eliminate, S. enterica from artificially contaminated carpet.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / microbiology
  • Cattle Diseases / transmission
  • Household Articles / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Occupational Exposure*
  • Research
  • Salmonella Infections / microbiology
  • Salmonella Infections / transmission*
  • Salmonella Infections, Animal / epidemiology
  • Salmonella Infections, Animal / transmission*
  • Salmonella enterica*
  • Veterinary Medicine