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This image depicts U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer, Nina Ahmad, as she was in the process of swabbing a boa constrictor in order to test for the presence of Salmonella Cotham, during a 2014, multistate outbreak of human Salmonella cases. Cotham is a serotype, or serovar of Salmonella enterica, which is a distinct variation within this species of bacteria, based on the organism’s surface antigens.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 2014
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