Malaysia – Malaysia food poisoning outbreak: Agent identified as Salmonella

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In a follow-up on the foodborne illness outbreak in several states of Malaysia linked to the consumption of laksa,  Malaysian health officials have identified the agent as Salmonella enterica serovar Weltevreden.

Salmonella enterica serovar Weltevreden bacteria have been detected in the patient’s clinical sample and the sample of the laksa involved.

The total number of outbreak cases is 83 cases including two deaths; with 34 cases in Perak [including two (2) death cases], 25 cases in Kedah and 24 cases in Selangor. All cases hospitalized have been discharged.

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