Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


In a study done in south Texas, Watt and DeCapito (1950) reported on the striking similarity of the frequency and distribution of types isolated from man as compared with those isolated from domestic animals. The fact that the same type of organisms could be isolated with ease from both man and animals in the same locality indicated a very close interrelationship between the human and animal reservoirs of salmonellosis. The chance of spread from animal to man and from man to animal was quite apparent since chickens, dogs and cats were found to be the animals frequently infected with organisms and these animals are in intimate contact with human beings. Consideration of this relationship between the human and animal reservoirs of salmonellosis would influence any control measures contemplated.

Certain local variations were noted in the results of the south Texas study which indicated that in order to clarify and establish some of the epidemiology of salmonellosis, similar studies in a different geographic area should be done.


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