Wales – Salmonella outbreak affected 20 in Wales

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An outbreak of Salmonella linked to a traditional meal containing meat affected more than 20 people earlier this year in Wales.

Public Health Wales was notified about two cases of salmonellosis in late July, according to a presentation at the ESCAIDE conference, organized by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Both belonged to the Sudanese community who bought lamb to barbecue in a park in Cardiff in July to celebrate the Muslim festival Eid-al-Adha.

Further investigations found of 33 people who attended the barbecue, 22 were identified as patients. Seven were confirmed as infected from Salmonella Typhimurium.

Nine people reported attending A&E, four were admitted to hospital overnight and one patient to intensive care. The outbreak also drew attention to a wider ongoing cluster across the UK, which is still under investigation.

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