Officials in New Zealand are investigating a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 35 people so far this year.
Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type 11 (ST 11) was first detected in 2019 in an outbreak traced to a restaurant in the Auckland region. Since May 2019, the number of patients associated with this strain is 101 and from 2019 it has been found in four other outbreaks.
The majority of people sick from January to April this year live in the Auckland region, according to the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR).
New Zealand Food Safety found Salmonella Enteritidis at an Auckland poultry farm and there has been a rise in infections caused by this strain of Salmonella despite attempts to prevent contaminated eggs reaching consumers.