Argentina – Salmonella alert issued in Salta, Argentina

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The Ministry of Health of the Nation and the Ministry of Public Health of Salta issued an epidemiological alert for the increase in cases of paratyphoid fever (caused by the salmonella bacteria) in the province, in order to inform about the risk situation and intensify prevention and control activities.

The isolates were confirmed by the National Reference Laboratory (LNR) as enteric salmonella subspecies enteric serovar Paratyphi B.

In the National Health Surveillance System, from epidemiological week 1 to 45 of 2021, 1,088 notifications of Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever were registered, of which 1,069 correspond to residents in the province of Salta, mainly in the capital city and municipalities surrounding.

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