Half of Salmonella infections in Ireland acquired abroad

More than half of Salmonella infections in Ireland last year were associated with international travel, according to a recent report.

During 2018, 363 people had salmonellosis including 349 confirmed and 14 probable compared to 414 in 2017 based on figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Ireland’s agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases and part of the Health Service Executive (HSE).

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