Salmonella Species Prevalent in India
Salmonella infections are quite common in India. They manifest themselves in the form of enteric fever, gastroenteritis, localized infection and symptomless carrier states. Enteric fever is the most
common manifestation with gastroenteritis next in frequency. In view of the importance of salmonellosis in India, a National Salmonella and Escherichia Centre was established at the Central Research Institute, Kasauli, in the middle of 1958, with the assistance ofthe World Health Organization. This centre functions in collaboration with the Salmonella Reference Laboratory at the Central Public Health Laboratory, Colindale, London. Its main function is to receive strains from different laboratories all over India, to do the antigenic typing and determine the Salmonella species, and to compile and analyse the data thus obtained. During the past 41/2 years (1958-1962) this centre has received about 1000 strains from different parts of the country. A preliminary report on the strains received from 1958 to 1960 was presented at the National Seminar on Enterobacteriaceae, Kasauli.a This communication presents a consolidated account of the Salmonella
strains obtained so far from 1958 to 1962.

Prevalence of Salmonella serotypes in India: a 16-year study
During the period 1958-73, 8 027 strains of Salmonella were tested at the National Salmonella and Escherichia Centre: 3 834 strains from man, 3 018 from animals, 839 from sewage and water sources, and 336 of unknown origin. A total of 99 serotypes were identified: 47 from man, 83 from animals, and 35 from sewage and water sources. S. typhi was the commonest serotype in man, followed by S. weltevreden and S. paratyphi A. S. typhimurium was the commonest serotype isolated from animals, followed by S. weltevreden and S. anatum. In sewage and other water sources S. weltevreden was the commonest serotype identified followed by S. typhimurium and S. bareilly. Infection due to S. weltevreden in both man and animals increased considerably after 1970. Out of a total of 99 serotypes isolated from different sources, 13 were isolated from man only, 49 from animals only, 34 from both man and animals, 30 from both animals and water sources, and 22 from man, animals, and water sources.

We plan to do einterviews with MBBS doctors to understand 4 things
1) Tests or questions you ask in first few meetings
2) What it means in medical terms
3) What it means in non medical terms
4) What should the patient or care takers do

We might interview Aurvedic doctors, homeopathic doctors, Yoga teachers on this health issue

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