Infections in man by Salmonella suipestifer have been regarded as a rarity. The following report is of a child with a disease resembling paratyphoid fever from whose blood S. suipestifer was isolated.
REPORT OF CASE
History.—B. W., a 6 year old girl, was admitted to the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital on Dec. 3, 1931, complaining of fever and pain in the abdomen. Other members of the family had not been ill, and there had been no similar illness in the community from which she came. Later it was learned that several hogs on the farm where she lived had been sick with cholera at the time of the onset of her illness.Her previous health had been excellent. She had had measles at the age of 2 years, with an uneventful recovery. There were no other previous illnesses.The present illness began six days before admission with a chill,