Denmark – Three cases of botulism have now been confirmed


The Statens Serum Institut informed on Friday about an outbreak of disease with suspicion of botulism. Studies have now confirmed that three people were affected by botulism.

Last week, the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) received samples from patients who were being treated for botulism poisoning. Six people had eaten together and three had subsequently developed symptoms.

Now, SSI’s tests have shown that the three were suffering from botulism. Two more people from the company have meanwhile developed mild symptoms and samples from them are now being examined as well. There are still no reports of illness outside the company in question of six people.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has obtained ingredients from and leftovers of the food that has been eaten at the gathering in question. These samples are now also being examined for botulism at SSI’s laboratory.

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