2019 年 81 巻 8 号 p. 1117-1120
Our previous studies found that a dominant serovar of Salmonella enterica isolates from three farms raising broilers in 2014 and 2015 was serovar Agona and the number of Infantis isolates decreased (the serovar shift). In this study, 52 S. Agona strains which isolated between 1993 and 2008, were compared to the serovar shift clone by molecular epidemiology and phylogenetic analyses, using pulsed field gel electrophoresis and whole genome sequence analyses. Of the 52 strains, one strain isolated from a human case in 1995 was genetically identical to the serovar shift clone, even though it was isolated prior to the serovar shift. These results suggested that the S. Agona serovar shift clone had existed in a source other than chicken penetrated chicken population.