6 May 2021
During the period 13 April to 24 April, 14 cases fell ill in Salmonella Braenderup in 10 different regions in Sweden. The cases have been linked using whole genome sequencing (analysis of the bacterium’s genome). The ages vary from 0 to 91 years and ten of the cases are women. Affected infection control units, municipalities, the National Food Administration and the Swedish Public Health Agency are jointly investigating the outbreak to identify the source of infection that is suspected to be a food that has been widely distributed in Sweden. The investigation interviews the cases of what they ate the week before falling ill, with the aim of identifying common suspicious foods.
Figure. Inhalation curve for Salmonella Braenderup (n = 14), 2021-05-06.