SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.1 issue1Ocurrence of Human Bocavirus associated with acute respiratory infections in children up to 2 years old in the City of Belém, Pará State, BrazilPhenotypic and genotypic characterization of Serratia marcescens from a Neonatal Unit in Belém, Pará State, Brazil author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista Pan-Amazônica de Saúde

On-line version ISSN 2176-6223


LOUREIRO, Edvaldo Carlos Brito et al. Salmonella serovars of human origin identified in Pará State, Brazil from 1991 to 2008. Rev Pan-Amaz Saude [online]. 2010, vol.1, n.1, pp.93-100. ISSN 2176-6223.

Salmonellosis presents a cosmopolitan distribution and affects all age groups, not only in developed countries, but also in developing ones. This study aimed to identify the serovars of Salmonella isolated from human infections occurring in 43 areas of Pará State from 1991 to 2008. Eight hundred and ninety samples of Salmonella isolated in coprocultures and blood cultures were analyzed, including 55 isolations of S. Typhi from feces and blood of symptomatic individuals, simultaneously. The cases of Salmonella infections were distributed into 13 serogroups. The majority of them were in group O:9 (68.1%), and 47 serovars of Salmonella were identified, including S. Typhi (58.9%), S. Enteritidis (5.4%) and S. Saintpaul (2.5%). S. Typhi was the most prevalent (58.9%) among the 47 identified serovars, which demonstrates that typhoid fever is a serious public health problem in northern Brazil and requires increased attention from health agencies regarding epidemiological and environmental surveillance as effective measures for its prevention and control.

Keywords : Salmonella; Serovars; Salmonella Infections.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in English | Portuguese | Spanish     · English ( pdf ) | Spanish ( pdf ) | Portuguese ( pdf )