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Danish Salmonella Outbreak Approaches 400 Cases

by 5m Editor
16 July 2008, at 10:31a.m.

DENMARK: There has been a large outbreak of salmonella infection since February and the number of cases is now approaching 400.

Statens Serum Institut (National Serum Institute) reports that a total of 366 cases had been confirmed to 8 July, and around 60 new cases continue to occur each week.

The Danish health authorities are working intensively in order to trace the source, which has still not been found.

The outbreak is thought to be food-borne, and several theories are currently being investigated.

Salmonella typhimurium U292 has been identified as the cause - a rare type that can be treated with antibiotics.

Related web site: Serum Institute.

5m Editor