Sweden and Denmark – Salmonella sickens up to 50 in Denmark and Sweden; food source suspected

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Danish authorities are investigating Salmonella Braenderup infections that are related to an outbreak in Sweden. In Denmark, 24 people have fallen sick since late March while in Sweden, there are 22 confirmed patients since mid-April.

An international outbreak investigation is ongoing and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is helping with cross-border coordination.

Between March 26 and April 26, 24 cases of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported to the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark. Those affected live all over the country with 17 women and seven men aged 1 to 90 years old sick. The median age is 67 years of age.

Work is underway to clarify the cause of the outbreak and identify the source of infection, which is suspected to be a widely distributed food.

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