Sources unknown in two Salmonella outbreaks in Denmark

Sources unknown in two Salmonella outbreaks in Denmark

Danish officers are trying to find the supply of a Salmonella outbreak that has affected greater than a dozen folks.

From Could to July, 14 folks contaminated with the identical sort of Salmonella Enteritidis have been registered on the Statens Serum Institut (SSI).

Sufferers are six males and eight ladies, who dwell in numerous components of the nation. They’re aged between 15 and 99 with a median of 38 years previous.

5 sick individuals are from Midtjylland and 4 in Syddanmark, whereas Hovedstaden and Sjælland each have two circumstances and one affected person lives in Nordjylland.

The SSI, Danish Veterinary and Meals Administration (Fødevarestyrelsen), and DTU Meals Institute are investigating the outbreak.

SSI is within the strategy of complete genome sequencing isolates from sufferers and interviewing sick folks or their family to determine a doable supply of an infection.

Complete genome sequencing of affected person isolates has revealed they’re very carefully associated and all belonged to sequence sort 11, which is probably the most regularly detected Salmonella sort in Denmark and the remainder of Europe.

Salmonella Muenchen replace
Danish officers are additionally nonetheless trying to find the supply of one other Salmonella outbreak that has now affected greater than 30 folks.

From March to June, 31 folks have been contaminated with the identical sort of Salmonella Muenchen. One particular person has died and a number of other have been hospitalized.

These sick are 12 males and 19 ladies. They’re between 10 and 95 years previous with a median age of 70. Greater than half of sufferers dwell in Hovedstaden.

Complete genome sequencing of micro organism remoted from sufferers has discovered they have been carefully associated which suggests that there’s a frequent supply of an infection.

Salmonella Muenchen is a uncommon sort in Denmark with often solely two to eight circumstances per 12 months.

In 2022, there have been 899 circumstances of Salmonella in Denmark, in comparison with 692 in 2021. Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium, together with the monophasic variant, have been the highest varieties concerned in sicknesses. Salmonella additionally brought about 11 outbreaks final 12 months, which included three worldwide incidents.

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