Sweden – Salmonella outbreaks in Sweden: Salmonella Kentucky; Cat infections

Outbreak News Today

Officials with the Swedish Public Health Agency, or Folkhalsomyndigheten are reporting two situations of increased numbers of salmonella infections.

Since October 2017, officials report (computer translated) 63 cases of Salmonella Kentucky infection. The majority of cases are found in Västra Götaland (37), but also Uppsala (9), Skåne (3), Stockholm (7), Kronoberg (4) and Värmland (3). Two isolates differ slightly from the others and are therefore reported as Subspecies I (8.20), but sequencing has shown that these also belong to the outbreak.

In all cases the patients lived in elderly homes or have been taken care of at various hospitals during the incubation period.

The investigation continues as officials try to identify a possible common source of infection

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