A One Health Investigation of Salmonella Wangata
Salmonella is a bacterium that infects everyone on average every five years.
Most cases are due to contaminated eggs however many people do not realise that Salmonella infections can also be transmitted to and from the environment and animals. While cases from these ‘environmental serotypes’ are increasing, understanding of the sources of infection remains limited. This seminar will cover the investigation of one of these environmental serotypes and will demonstrate that for such investigations to be successful, collaboration between human and animal health is required.
Kelly Simpson is PhD candidate at the University Of Sydney, School Of Veterinary Science focusing on the epidemiology of environmental Salmonella. Her research brings together data from human, animal and environmental sources in order to leverage a One Health perspective on the sources and transmission of Salmonella. Her research covers a range of methods including; modelling spatial and temporal patterns of cases, culturing environmental and wildlife samples, and genomic analysis. Kelly is also passionate about communicating her research with the general public and was recently invited to present in the first ever ‘Science Tent’ at the popular music festival ‘Splendour in the Grass’.