Salmonella Rubislaw Statement from the Environmental Isolate of a Poultry Facility
Salmonella is gram negative, facultative anaerobe and zoonotic bacteria and their serotyping based on the Kauffmann-White schema according to these three different antigens including somatic (O) and flagellar (H) antigens. Among these serotypes, S. enterica subsp. enterica (I) is the most important factor responsible for Salmonella infections. It has been reported in several publications that Salmonella infections caused by S. Rubislaw have started to be seen in recent years with the increase of exotic animal breeding for hobby purposes. In the serotyping of Salmonella spp. positive environmental isolate sample, which was sent from a poultry establishment to the Bacteriological Diagnostic Laboratory of the Central Research Institute of Veterinary Control on 20.10.2019, Salmonella enterica serotype Rubislaw was identified. This isolate is the first specimen in which S. Rubislaw was identified. It is highly probable that similar cases in which exotic animals play an important role in transmission are more common in our country in the near future.