Background: Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Reading (antigenic formula 1,4,,12:f,g:[1,2]) is a serovar of the O:4 (B) serogroup. It has been implicated in foodborne illness, as well as a breast abscess, and a case of osteomyelitis.
Animal reservoir: Poultry and swine are the implicated reservoirs for serovar Reading, and it has been the cause of death in turkey poults.
Geographical distribution: S. Reading has been reported in the US.
Outbreaks: Several outbreaks linked to S. Reading have been reported.
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*24 patients were infected with S. Reading, and 5 patients were co-infected with S. Reading and another serovar
Recalls: Food recalls linked to S. Reading are reported below:
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