UK bears brunt of multi-country Salmonella outbreak

The United Kingdom has been hit hardest in a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella that has affected nearly 200 people.

Five European countries are investigating 192 Salmonella Mikawasima infections identified by whole genome sequencing (WGS).

As of Nov. 12, 138 people are ill in the U.K., 33 in Sweden, 18 in France, two in Denmark and one in Ireland. Most illnesses are non-travel related. The earliest date of illness onset is late August 2019.

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