UK told about multiple EU illness clusters last year

Public Health England was informed of multiple European clusters of illness last year including Listeria and Salmonella in the Czech Republic, according to a recent report.

The report summarizes activities of the United Kingdom’s national reference laboratory (NRL) for food microbiology from April 2018 to March 2019. Public Health England (PHE) provides this NRL for the Food Standards Agency (FSA). It covers Listeria monocytogenes, coagulase-positive staphylococci, E. coli including Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), Campylobacter, Salmonella, and antimicrobial resistance.

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