2014 - 2015
Evaluation of whole genome sequencing for improved tracing of the spread of Salmonella in feed, food producing animals and food
Salmonella Mbandaka is commonly found in cattle and domestic birds, but this serovar can also cause severe disease in humans. In this pilot project, the variation in ”genetic fingerprints” produced by whole genome sequencing is compared to data from traditional typing methods, to assess what added value WGS can provide for tracing spread of Salmonella. As a case study, we investigate the links between the Salmonella Mbandaka that spread from a Swedish feed factory in 2013 and strains from feed raw materials like imported soy.