Finland – Finland sees record Listeria high in 2020

Food Safety News

Finland reported a record number of Listeria infections this past year with the figure almost twice as high as 2019.

The 93 Listeria infections in 2020 were nearly double the 50 in the year before and the largest annual total ever reported to the National Infectious Diseases Register. Almost 80 infections were recorded in 2018 and 90 in 2017.

Nearly all bacterial infections decreased significantly in 2020 from mid-March because of measures put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data published by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

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