Denmark – Outbreak of Salmonella Strathcona in Denmark


From May to August 2020, 23 people are registered with a special type of salmonella in Denmark. The outbreak is being investigated to pinpoint the source of the infection and stop the outbreak.

Last edited on 25 August 2020
From 26 May to 4 August, 23 cases of Salmonella Strathcona have been reported to the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) (see figure). The sick live all over the country, and there are 19 women and 4 men aged 3-95 years. The median age is 65 years. A total of 15 (65%) of the patients have been hospitalized.

Interviews with the affected persons show that they had not been traveling in the period before they became ill, they did not know each other, and they had not participated in joint events. This suggests that it is a common food that has been sold throughout the country that is the source of infection.

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