South Africa – Salmonella outbreak reported in KwaZulu-Natal

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South African health officials reported recently an increase in Salmonella cases in KwaZulu-Natal Province over the past two months and say Salmonella was also the most likely cause of two recent foodborne disease outbreaks reported from eThekwini Municipality.

Two weeks ago, local media reported at least 20 people have been hospitalized in Durban.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is assisting the district and provincial health department outbreak response teams’ ongoing investigations. Teams are gathering additional information about the outbreaks and other reported cases, and also collecting food and environmental samples to investigate the source/s of the outbreaks.

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