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Strengthening international salmonella surveillance through strain typing and differentiation (SALM-GENE)

Objective

Much salmonella’s prevention depends on early outbreak recognition through surveillance. The value of traditional methods such as phage-typing to discriminate strains for surveillance is established. Gene printing is used for outbreaks when enhanced sub-typing is needed. In many countries, however, certain salmonella stereotypes and phage-types predominate, and research on the routine use of new methods of subdivision is needed. The proposal will involve ten national reference laboratories in answering the key question about the extent of the improvement in surveillance system power obtained when gene printing is routinely used. Molecular sub-typing will provide information on the international distribution of antibiotic-resistant clones. The study will comprehensively explore the feasibility and cost of laboratories using common molecular subtypingmethods to conduct international surveillance in real time.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY
Address
61 Colindale Avenue
NW9 5DF London
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

INSTITUTE OF HEALTH CARLOS III
Spain
Address
Carretera De Majadahonda - Pozuelo Km.2
28220 Madrid
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
Helsinki
NATIONAL SALMONELLA CENTRE
Austria
Address
Beethovenstrasse 6
8010 Graz
NORTH GLASGOW UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Balornock Road 133
G21 3UR Glasgow
PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICE
United Kingdom
Address
Colindale Avenue 61
NW9 5HT London
ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT
Germany
Address
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin
STATENS SERUM INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
5,Artillerivej 5
2300 Koepenhagen