Ireland – Three Salmonella outbreaks revealed in Ireland

Food Safety News

Irish public health officials have reported three Salmonella outbreaks that have affected at least 34 people.

Two of the three outbreaks were caused by Salmonella Enteritidis and one by Salmonella Mikawasima. Two of the incidents remain unsolved while the third has been linked to chicken products.

Twenty three of the infections have been laboratory confirmed, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Ireland’s agency for surveillance of communicable diseases and part of the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Six people were sickened in the first Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak. Four women and two men had illness onset dates ranging from early June to Oct. 21. Two patients were aged 1 to 2 years old, one was 15-19 years old and three were over the age of 25.

HSE officials told Food Safety News that an investigation has not identified any potential method of transmission including foodborne or source including food.

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