Ireland – Salmonella infections more than double as one outbreak reported

Irish Times

Salmonella infections this year are more than double the level seen at the start of 2022, and one outbreak has occurred, linked to international travel.

It comes as last month’s recall of potentially infected chicken products continues, though health officials say no cases of salmonella are so far linked to this recall.

There were 39 cases of salmonellosis in the first five weeks of the year, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), compared with 18 in the same period last year. Six cases were recorded in the week up to February 4th.

One outbreak has been notified to the HPSC this year, involving fewer than five cases and associated with international travel, the Health Service Executive said.

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