Finland – Nearly 30 sick in Finnish Salmonella outbreak

Food Safety News

Officials in Finland are trying to find the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 30 people.

Between March and July, 27 people in different parts of Finland have fallen ill with Salmonella Mbandaka infections.

Twenty patients are women. Their average age is 30 years old and the age range is from less than 1 to 74 years old.

Interviews with those who were ill revealed that 17 of 20 had eaten outside the home before becoming sick, said the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

The Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto) and local food control authorities are tracing potential sources based on information given in the interviews.

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