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Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium colonizes the gut of chickens and is cleared from the intestine within about 3 weeks. Infection induces high levels of specific antibody, but B cells do not play an essential role in clearance of primary infection or in the enhanced clearance after secondary challenge.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/IAI.74.2.1442-1444.2006

Type

Journal article

Journal

Infect Immun

Publication Date

02/2006

Volume

74

Pages

1442 - 1444

Keywords

Animals, Antibodies, Bacterial, B-Lymphocytes, Chickens, Poultry Diseases, Salmonella Infections, Animal, Salmonella typhimurium